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Date(s) - November 17, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Gathering Place, Durham Association for Family Respite Services

Co-sponsors: This workshop is co-sponsored by The Southern Ontario Training Group, Durham Association for Family Resources and Support, & Developmental Services Worker Program, Loyalist College

Presenter: Susan Thomas, Training Coordinator of the Syracuse University Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership, & Change Agentry, Syracuse, New York, USA. She has a bachelor’s and master’s from Syracuse University, and worked for 38 years with Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, founder and director of the Training Institute, until his death. Since then, she has been carrying on Dr. Wolfensberger’s teaching and the Training Institute.

Description of the workshop: The vast majority of human services provided today to people in need are formal, organized, paid services. That is, the service is offered by an organization such as a private agency or the government; it is subject to many rules and regulations; and the people who conduct the service get paid to do so. All this raises many questions, or at least dilemmas, because organization, formalization, and especially payment introduce problems to service. These problems have to do with the nature of the service, its capacity to address the needs of the people who receive it, the motives of the people rendering the service, and the ultimate results of the service. What is remarkable is that hardly any of the many, many people involved in contemporary human services are ever told of these dilemmas; nor are they offered strategies for possibly addressing these dilemmas. All these things will be addressed in this presentation.

Format of the workshop: The presentation will be conducted in lecture style, with extensive use of overhead transparencies. There will be several times during the presentation for questions and discussion.

Tuition: This event is subsidized through a Strategic Program Investment (SPI) grant. The tuition is $50.00 for one workshop or $80 for both workshops (Nov. 16 & 17). Cost for family members and students is $15 for one workshop, or $25 for both. Tuition includes handouts, lunch and refreshments.

Cancellation Policy: 75% of fees will be returned with cancellation up to 7 days prior to the workshop. There will be no refund if less than 7 days notification.

Registration: Send registration form(s) and payment to: Southern Ontario Training Group c/o Alicia Munshaw, 850 King St. W, Unit #20, Oshawa ON L1J 8N5. Note: If registering as a group, please complete one registration form for each person and send the forms together.

For more information: Please contact Alicia Munshaw, 905-436-2500 Ext 2304 or email: amunshaw@dafrs.com, or Erica Baker-Tinsley ebakertinsley@gmail.com