Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults

ID: 1160WEB

As individuals continue to live longer lives, they many need increased supports from family members and the community. This webinar will describe and discuss the multiple dimensions of family responses to caregiving for an aging relative. This will include an exploration of the challenges of potential sibling conflict, the role of marital partners, grandchildren and others in providing care for an elderly relative. Using case examples, this webinar will teach professionals how to identify family patterns and identify interventions that can help provide strategies for families so they can develop a productive working relationship and a course of action for care of their older adult family member. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural


Instructor: Linda Meisel, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Demonstrate how to create an intergenerational family caregiving genogram to identify patterns of family dynamics
• Apply a knowledge of the 7 key documents necessary for caregiving planning
• Explain in collaboration with the family members a family caregiving plan
• List 4 key resources for Older Adults that will inform their families about their goals for care plans

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome & Introduction

9:35 am Overview of Family Caregiving and Key Issues related to Family Dynamics

10:05 am Group Activity/Breakout Room – Creating an Intergenerational Family Caregiving Model

10:20 am Follow up discussion from Break out room activity

10:35 am Caregiver self-assessment and Caregiver Stress

10:50 am Essential Family Documents related to Caregiving a family member

11:05 am Resources for Older Adults to inform family members of their preferences of care

11:35 am Group Activity/Breakout Room – Family Dynamics activity – Each breakout room will have a family dynamics scenario to discuss and plan for a social work intervention

11:50 am Discussion of Break out room activity

12:05 pm Digital resources and interventions for family caregivers

12:20 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Linda Meisel LCSW, is a Principal at LFM Solutions a not-for-profit management consulting firm based in Princeton, New Jersey. LFM solutions specializes in not-for-profit strategic planning, board governance training and education, coaching for Executive Directors, and reorganization strategies for not-for-profit agencies. She has been the Executive Director of several not-for-profit agencies focusing on families. She teaches several offerings for the Office of Continuing Education at the School of Social Work. She has led workshops at both regional and national conferences focusing on board governance.

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