Session 4 - Caregiver Support: Where do I fit in? What about my needs?

This session is intended for Caregivers, Patients, Professionals, Members of the General Public

This session will provide strategies for coping, tips from others, as well as offering ample time to brainstorm challenges and address questions.

This presentation will provide information on  :

  1. Who to talk to/how to talk about your own concerns and emotions in the midst of caregiving
  2. Adjusting to changes in roles and dynamics: how has taking on care-giving impacted you
  3. Caregiver burnout: tactics to prevent it & ways to identify warning signs
  4. Communication skills: techniques to assist with communicating with your partner, family and friends

These topics will be addressed during this conference and will be followed by a question/answer period.

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE CAREGIVER COMPANION for families supporting loved ones with breast or ovarian cancer.

Watch the Partners in Care Cancer Series : Caregivers, survivors, and health care professionals talk about the importance of the caregiver in the breast and ovarian cancer journey. Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3  – Part 4

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  1. Director of Support Services & Community Engagement Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support With a background in social work, and women’s studies Danielle joined Willow in 2001, and has held several positions involving education, outreach and volunteer engagement. Her current role at Willow involves the education, support and training for our staff and volunteers to equip them with the skills and tools to provide the best possible service to all Canadians affected by breast and hereditary cancer. Danielle has over ten years of group facilitation and training experience in this field. On a personal level, she is a caregiver for her mother-in-law who had breast cancer in 2010.

  1. Jennifer Finestone received a master’s degree in Drama Therapy at Concordia University. She also holds an Honours Psychology degree from McGill, as well as a certificate in Adult Training and Development from OISE (U of T) and a diploma in Theatre Arts from George Brown. Jennifer is a Program Coordinator at Cedars CanSupport, a not for profit organization based in the McGill University Health Centre that provides free, bilingual compassionate care and humanitarian support to cancer patients and their families. She oversees the complementary therapies and young adult programs, as well as a variety of support groups. She is also a drama therapist and believes in the value of using creativity in her sessions with groups and individuals.

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