The 10th Annual Striking a Balance conference will take place at Norris Conference Center in Austin on September 9th and 10th. The first day of the conference is targeted to professionals who care for the elderly and the second day will be tailored for informal family caregivers.
Dr. Jamie Huysman, a leading authority and expert on caregiver issues, will address both groups. On Friday, he will highlight the Standards for Social Work Practice with Family Caregivers of Older Adults, which was released by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) in November 2010. In addition, he will speak on compassion fatigue and mental health, and addictions and co-addictions in caregiving. Continuing Education Units will be provided for social workers in this portion of the conference.
On Saturday, September 10, Dr. Huysman will be the keynote speaker for the family caregiver portion of the conference. The day will also include workshops on subjects of interest to all caregivers, with experts available for questions. A copy of Voices of Caregiving: The Healing Companion will be provided to each caregiver. Respite care will be available with a reservation at Elderhaven Adult Day Care. Click here for more information and to register.