November is National Family Caregiver Month!
During this month we like to show our appreciation for all of the hard work and sacrifices family caregivers make for their loved ones. This year we have created a learning opportunity for family caregivers to learn more about two organizations and their missions to support all caregivers but especially the 5.5 million military caregivers in the United States. The responsibilities of a military caregiver may include a wounded service member but also a person with a special healthcare need or development disability.
We will be highlighting two organizations, Easterseals and Operation Family Caregiver (OFC), during this webinar and have representatives from both participate in an engaging session on their organizations’ response to military caregiving and how these resources can help the caregiver.
Below is more information about each of the organizations that will have representatives joining us in our Month of the Family Caregiver: Organizations Responding to Hidden Heroes webinar.
Easterseals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families for over 100 years through services and support surrounding medical rehabilitation, employment and training, children’s services, adult and senior services, and camping and recreation. More recently Easterseals has responded to military caregiving by providing support for caregivers and their families through respite care, inclusive childcare, employment and career services, transportation, behavioral/physical health services and advocacy at the federal and local levels.
Operation Family Caregiver (OFC) is a program within the Rosalynn Carter Institute (RCI) for Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University. RCI supports caregivers – both family and professional caregivers through advocacy, education, research and service. OFC coaches the families of returning service members and veterans to manage the difficulties they face when returning. The program has been implemented across the nation and within communities to teach military families how to best navigate the challenges that come with caregiving in order to build a stronger family network.
Certificate of Completion Available!
The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration will provide a Certificate of Completion following this session.
Interested in Joining the Webinar?
To join this event, simply click on Month of the Military Caregiver: Organizations Responding to Hidden Heroes. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense APAN system, but is open to the public.
If you cannot connect to the APAN site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on YouTube Live. Mobile options for YouTube Live are available on all Apple and Android devices.
This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on October 28, 2016.