ProActive Caring Stress Reduction is a FREE training designed by the Center on Aging and Disability Policy (CADP) at Mount Saint Mary College for family caregivers of individuals with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. Blending and adding to two evidence-based training models - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Positive Adult Development (PAD) - developed by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, it aims to teach effective coping mechanisms for short and long term stressful situations.
The trainings are intended for family caregivers. Caregivers of infants, children, adolescents and adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities are eligible to enroll.
WHERE & WHEN:
ProActive Caring Stress Reduction is a three session training held over a six week period. Refreshments will be provided. Free child care will be provided upon request.
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Tuesdays June 26, July 10 and July 17 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Access: Supports for Living, Middletown, NY
Thursdays June 28, July 12 and July 26 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Additional trainings will be offered soon at sites of selected Community Service Providers in the Hudson Valley and Capital District.
To register, obtain more information or to express interest in a future training,
msmc.edu/proactiveFC or contact Dr. Lawrence T. Force at 845-569-3164 or Dr. Jeffrey Kahana at 845-569-3151, Co-Directors of the Center on Aging and Disability Policy at Mount Saint Mary College.
Space is limited and family caregivers will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.
This initiative is funded by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council