June Caregiving Webinar: The Value of Respite for Caregivers

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Remember to join the MFLN Military Caregiving team for our upcoming, monthly professional development webinar on, ‘The Value of Respite for Family Caregivers.’ Event details are below.

Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Event Location: The Value of Respite for Family Caregivers

As a military helping professional working with family caregivers, it helps to understand that not all caregivers know what respite is, nor do they understand the importance respite plays in their health and well-being. In some cases, caregivers may even be reluctant to use respite services. During the presentation, Mary Brintnall-Peterson, Ph.D., will identify ways respite can and cannot benefit family caregivers and help professionals identify respite options for caregivers to match their individual needs. Dr. Peterson will also share respite resources with professionals for family caregivers of wounded service members and caregivers of children with special needs.

Dr. Peterson comes to us from the University of Wisconsin where she is a Professor Emeritus in Extension education. She also has over 25 years of experience as an educator of family caregivers and shares both personal and professional caregiving experiences.

CEU Credit Available!

The Military Families Learning Network has applied for 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit for credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions.

Interested in Joining the Webinar?

*No registration is required; simply go to, The Value of Respite for Family Caregiver, the day of the event to join. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but is open to the public. It is strongly suggested that when using the DCS system to open the webinar on Google Chrome for both PC and MAC connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox are not compatible with this DCS platform.

For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.


This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on May 29, 2015.

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