Caregiver Action Network
10400 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 500
Kensington, MD 20895
(800) 896-3650 or (301) 942-6430
Easter Seals: The New Faces of Caregiving
Easter Seals provides services to help children and adults with disabilities and/or special needs as well as support to their families, and this page is a great resource for parents taking care of children with disabilities as well as others who take care of people with disabilities.
Long-Distance Caregiving from National Institute on Aging
The National Institute on Aging’s Long-Distance Caregiving page explains everything you need to know about cargiving from a distance. The page has helpful hints on how to go about caregiving long-distance and lists resources available to those who want to caregive from a long-distance.
The College of Direct Support is an on-line web based educational resource for you in providing direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities. The CDS offers Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) training opportunities that deepen and enhance their extremely important roles as caregivers, teachers, mentors, counselors, community connectors, and friends in the lives of the people we support. This site is a collaborative effort, developed by WebInservice, a division of MC Strategies, Inc., in cooperation with the University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living and the Sertoma Center’s MyLife Foundation in Knoxville, TN.
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
As nurses in the specialized field of Developmental Disabilities, our mission is to continually develop our expertise in order to assure the highest quality of life to the people we serve throughout their life span.” The Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association (D.D.N.A.) exists to provide opportunities for exploration of common issues and concerns, education, and professional recognition to those nurses involved in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Visit their web site at http://www.ddna.org/ for their web based educational programs go to http://www.healthsoftonline.com/hsi/ddnacatalog.asp
Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a high-level service and relationship theory based on empirical knowledge for the design and rendering of both formal and informal services and relationships to any kind of people with any kind of need or condition, but especially those who are devalued or at risk thereof. It is the purpose of this site to provide information and some resources about Social Role Valorization (SRV), information about training opportunities and a forum for discussion. http://www.socialrolevalorization.com/
UNH Continuing Education/Counseling and Social Work
One-day seminars in current topics in counseling and social work are held in the Durham, Manchester, and Portsmouth Centers. The cost is $99/each and includes lunch. For registration call 862-2015. To learn more about the workshops call 862-1088 or visit their website at www.learn.unh.edu
Northern NH Area Health Education Center
Provides health and human service professionals with continuing education workshops and conferences offered in rural northern New Hampshire. To take advantage of their educational opportunities, visit their website at www.nnhahec.org