Collaborative Webinar| Chronic Illness: Empowering Families in the Journey- Part 1 & Part 2

first_imgpixabay[sunsets family by plantsbasedrhn, February 20, 2005, CCO]Date:Part 1– January 19, 2017Part 2- January 26, 2017Time:Part 1- 11:00 am-12:30 pm Eastern Part 2- 11:00am-12:00pm EasternLocation:Part 1Part 2This two-part will be presented by the MFLN Family Development, Family Transitions, Military Caregiving, and Nutrition and Wellness teams.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Tai Mendenhall, LMFT. Dr. Mendenhall is a Medical Family Therapist and Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota (UMN). During Part 1 of the webinar, Dr. Mendenhall will be discussing stressors associated with chronic illness and its impact on health and wellness of individuals and families. He will then explore ways in which families influence the health and wellbeing of each other and then offer effective strategies for interdisciplinary collaboration amongst service providers. Part 2 will assist participants in exploring the ways in which providers can help military families harness resources, utilize resilience, and provide support to promote effective management of chronic illness. This will be an interactive session allowing participants to engage in case study discussions that identify and assess the family development, transitions, caregiving, and nutrition/wellness perspectives of chronic illness. Join us on January 19 and January 26 at 11:00 am Eastern!Continuing Education Credits will be issued to Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia, and RDNs. If you would like more information on future programming from Military Families Learning Network in 2017, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: (Facebook & Twitter)last_img