Military Caregiving: Commonalities & Differences Shed Light on Individuality WEBINAR

first_imgJoin us at 2:45 p.m. EST on October 10 for a 60-minute webinar on Military Caregiving: Commonalities and Differences Shed Light on Individuality, the first official caregiving webinar of the Military Families Learning Network.Spouses, parents, girlfriends, and those individuals closest to service members are notified when their warrior has become wounded, ill or injured while serving. The lives of these individuals will be changed as they assume the role as caregiver and begin the long road ahead to caring for their wounded warrior.There isn’t a typical military family caregiver, as each is unique, yet there are some commonalities and differences among this exclusive community. A majority of military caregivers are women. Spouses, whose age ranges over 50, care for veterans.  Parents, usually 60 years old or younger, are tasked with caring for their son or daughter who were involved in Afghanistan or Iraq conflicts and are suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI).Military caregivers, like many caregiver communities, assume primary care responsibilities because they feel obligated to do so. As they move through their caregiver journey they will experience many challenges and for some they find caregiving rewarding. Join us in this web conference as we explore the commonalities and differences of military caregivers and how professionals can aid these family members in providing effective care for our wounded.PresenterMary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., owner of MBP Consulting, LLC, provides over 25 years’ experience in educating family caregivers. Having both personal and professional caregiving experience has made Dr. Brintnall-Peterson passionate about family caregiving. Mary is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Extension.No registration is required to join the web conference, go to Military Caregiving: Commonalities and Differences Shed Light on Individuality to find connection information and related resources. If you are not on an installation, you may need to install security certificates or use one of the other connection methods.last_img

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