Webinar, November 18th, 2020, with Families for Depression Awareness in Waltham, MA. For Caregivers, Family Members, Parents, and Caring Adults Interested in Caregiving from a Distance. Whether across the country or, in the time of COVID-19, the next town over, caregiving for a loved one living with depression who is not in your household carries special challenges. How can you gauge their wellbeing? Is it possible to provide constructive support from far away, to help them work toward wellness? Are there effective ways to communicate your concerns?
Learn how you can
• Be an effective caregiver for an adult with depression who does not live with you
• Understand how signs and symptoms of depression may vary according to cultural context
• Help your loved one find and pay for treatment
• Overcome communication challenges related to physical distance.
About the speakers:
- Sandra Edmonds Crewe is dean and professor of Social Work at Howard University. Dr. Crewe is an ethnogerontologist with a focus on caregiving across the life span; African American Caregivers: Seasons of Care Practice and Policy Perspectives for Social Workers and Human Service Professionals is among her numerous publications. Formerly Director of Howard University Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center, Dr. Crewe is principal investigator of a SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Training grant.
- JaNeen Cross is an Assistant Professor at Howard University School of Social Work and a clinical social worker. Her research interests include maternal and child health, health disparities, and family support for medically fragile newborns. Dr. Cross is the co-investigator of a SAMHSA Mental Health Awareness Grant and a certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer.
- Susan Weinstein, Moderator – Susan is the Families for Depression Awareness Co-Executive Director. Ms. Weinstein’s professional experience includes advocating for low-income children’s right to education, enforcing local rent control law, developing continuing education for lawyers, teaching legal research and writing to law students, and running the statewide professional association for veterinarians.
To RSVP or for more information visit www.familyaware.org/register-for-a-free-education-training/ or contact 781-890-0220 or email@example.com