There’s No Place Like (A Real) Home: Thinking Beyond “Residential Services” – In Person Training

Overview:

They say “home is where the heart is”.  We all desire a home that truly feels like a home, that is ours, that is a good fit.  Maybe not the home of our wildest dreams, but a safe, decent abode that is, well, homey.  And most of us would agree that home is more than just the building.  It is our own personal headquarters for living our lives as community members.  In this session, we will discuss ways to support people who may have significant physical or behavioral challenges to experience not just a real home, but real community belonging.  We will look at the importance of relationships, personalized support, staff roles, and more.

 

Register Here   $30

Training check in begins at 8:45 am.

Please notify Training & Consultation – comm.training@waisman.wisc.edu –  if you are unable to attend. Cancellations made after 5:00PM the day prior to the training will be charged the full registration fee.

 

About the Presenter:

Peter Leidy has been learning from elders and people with disabilities since 1983.  After working for Options in Community Living here in Dane County for 19 years, Peter now conducts workshops and consults with individuals, families, and teams in areas such as personalized supports, building community relationships, stress reduction, improving workplace communication, advocacy, and supporting and valuing direct support professionals.  Peter also writes and sings songs about life inside and outside the human service system. www.peterleidy.com

 

 

FFI: Please contact Michael Truman at 608-516-8410 or by email at mltruman@wisc.edu