NARC CEU Program: Family Conflicts in Caregiving

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Date(s) - June 26, 2012
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Ring House

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Family Conflicts in Caregiving

June 26, 2012

12:00 noon – 2:30 pm

Ring House

1801 East Jefferson Street,
Rockville, MD 20852

(FREE parking on site)


Most of us count on assistance from our children as we age. The
generation in care today, as the parents of the Baby Boomers, typically
have multiple offspring to whom they can turn – but what seems like an
advantage can often lead to bad behavior by well (and not so well)
meaning adult children. The conflicts that arise can be a major obstacle
to both financial planning and delivering care; placing senior serving
professionals in uncomfortable situations. There are common patterns to
these conflicts. Knowing them can help avoid the land mines. This
session will cover common issues, their causes and warning signs and how
to handle both conflict resolution and the ethical issues you may


 of the Geriatric Therapy
and Supprt Center

will address the behavioral issues involved
– what causes conflicts and how to cope with them effectively.

After working with Multiple Sclerosis patients, HIV/AIDS patients and
trauma rehab patients in the Texas Medical Center, she most recently
worked at The Washington Home, with mostly senior patients in the rehab

While at The Washington Home Debra rekindled
her affinity for working with seniors that started when she volunteered
regularly in a nursing home with her children. 
In March she went to Cuba as a delegate with the National
Association of Social Workers, to study Cuba’s social services for their
seniors. She holds a MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK from the University of
ADMINISTRATION from New York University and a
BACHELOR OF ARTS from Barnard College of Columbia University.
Her private practice specializing in seniors, their families and their
caregivers is Debra’s way of being able to spend more one-on-one time
with these special people.

Sig Cohen


Tough Conversation

will address strategies for avoiding and resolving conflicts. He

has conducted hundreds of mediations for the DC Superior Court in the
areas of divorce, custody, landlord-tenant, child abuse and neglect, and
small claims.  He has also mediated special education cases for the
District of Columbia Public School System.  He is dedicated to
seeing individuals and groups resolve their disputes in ways that foster
improved communication when dealing with future issues and avoid costly

Our panelists will then be joined by the NARC President
for an interactive discussion of ethics for senior serving professionals
in these situations.