Take Care of Yourself – The Importance of Self-Care for the Caregiver – Practice Makes Progress
This webinar will cover 4 key elements of self-care, that include mental health, emotional (heart), spiritual (spirit), and physical health (body). Participants will learn about the importance of self-care, key -concepts including mindfulness and self-love, and will have access to printable tools to better identify feelings and emotions, and ways to start and keep a self-care routine.
In addition, this presentation reviews compassion, empathy and how we can practice self-compassion and validation and hope, while avoiding toxic positivity.
Any person caring for an individual with a mental health, developmental disability, and/or substance use disorder. Family members and caregivers are encouraged to participate to build self-care skills to help them avoid caregiver fatigue.
Community Engagement Specialist
Community Engagement and Empowerment Team
NC DHHS, DMH/DD/SAS
Kate Barrow joined the Community Engagement and Empowerment Team in December 2018. Prior to her work with the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services, she worked for the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities where her role included coordinating the Partners in Policymaking program, participating in an interagency Community of Practice workgroup to address cultural and linguistic competencies in state government, provided grant management for the Self-Advocates of Indiana project, and staff support for the Council for People with Disabilities. Before working in state government, Kate spent over 10 years working in the non-profit field for the Indiana Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and The Arc of Indiana. Kate is a family member to a person with a developmental disability, as well as several family members who identify as neuro-diverse (ADHD, ASD, severe anxiety, and Sensory Processing Disorder). She also has a lived experience as someone in recovery from postpartum depression and anxiety, often sharing her experience with other parents she meets who find themselves sharing a similar experience. Kate draws on her educational background in sociology to help fuel her passion for building stronger communities, by promoting and educating others on the importance of inclusion and self-determination or all people. She hopes to share her vision of truly inclusive communities where all people can live, work, and fully participate as the subject matter experts of their lives.
Brought to you by: ECAC and the North Carolina Deaf-Blind Project