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There are many types of caregivers -- some are volunteers, others are paid, and many are family members caring for children, seniors, and those unable to care for themselves. A caregiver is anyone providing care to others, from birth to end of life.


The Caregiver Conference offers diverse sessions, opportunities for networking, exhibitor booths and a silent auction. Designed with the interests of caregivers in mind, sessions cover an array of important topics.

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8:00am Doors Open for Registration & Check In / Coffee, Refreshments

9:00am Welcome & Housekeeping

9:15am Keynote Speaker Tammy Vogt: "Overcoming Loneliness: Seen, Known, Loved"
(with Spanish interpretation)


10:15am Morning Break, Networking / Exhibitors

10:30am Morning Workshops (Session 1):
La Disciplina Consciente (all day), Bibi Herran (in Spanish)
Conscious Discipline (all day), Annette Chastain
Reality & Hope, Tammy Vogt
Ageism Begins Within, Julia Brown (with Spanish interpretation)
Raising Empowered Kids, Jeneen Haven-Brown
Crisis Interventions for All Ages, Becky Wolery


12:00pm Lunch Buffett

12:30pm Plenary Speaker Cheyenne Bennion: "Get Ready, I'm Set, Let's Go!"
(with Spanish interpretation)


1:15pm Networking / Exhibitors

1:30pm Afternoon Workshops (Session 2):
La Disciplina Consciente (continued), Bibi Herran (in Spanish)
Conscious Discipline (continued), Annette Chastain
Community Courtesies for those with Sensory Loss, Kaethlyn Elliott
Preparing for Successful Provider Visits - Navigating the Healthcare System, K LuAnn Cook
(with Spanish interpretation)
Dementia Demystified, Beth Mastel-Smith (with Spanish interpretation)
QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer - Rod Harwood

Parent Nation, Parent Villages, Parent Councils - Yolie Flores

3:00pm Afternoon Break, Networking / Exhibitors

3:15pm Afternoon Workshops (Session 3):
La Disciplina Consciente (continued), Bibi Herran (in Spanish)
Conscious Discipline (continued), Annette Chastain
Death Cafes, Death Doulas, and Other End of Life Explorations - Elizabeth Johnson
(with Spanish interpretation)
Building Resilience for Frontline Workers - Andrea Recla and Oscar Hernandez
Communicating with Older Adults, Beth Mastel-Smith (with Spanish Interpretation)
Filling the Day with Meaning, Rod Harwood
Music Therapy for All Ages & Abilities, Lea Nunamaker


4:45pm Evaluations, Attendance Certificates, CEU/PDU Info – Wrap Up

Session Details and Presenter Biographies

2023 Agenda & Workshops

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