You are invited to join us for two learning experiences with
These workshops have been approved by NASW-GA for 5.5 CE hours
The Importance of Belonging
Offered in two locations
Register here: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, IN SAVANNAH, GA, 9:00-4:00
Register here: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, IN MACON, GA, 9:00-4:00
Individuals who have challenging behaviors are often limited in the opportunities and possibilities for a meaningful life in the community. Being connected to the people we love is critical to our emotional and physical well-being. David Pitonyak, Ph.D. presents ideas for moving beyond interventions and coverage to a system that supports enduring, freely chosen relationships.
Upside Down and Inside Out: Supporting a Person in Crisis
Register here: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, IN DECATUR, GA, 9:30-4:30
People often engage in aggressive or self-injurious behavior because their needs are not being met, and no one has taken the steps to address the problems that precipitate those behaviors. A person in crisis needs caregivers to listen carefully and act with the belief that the person, no matter how confused or stressed, is attempting to communicate a message.
Each person in distress experiences distinct physiological changes and will react accordingly. David Pitonyak focuses on the physiology of these moments, the reasons why a person may be in and out of crisis, and strategies a person and his or her caregivers may employ to successfully avoid a stressful situation elevating into a crisis.
Learn more about David Pitonyak and his work on his website,
Each date is open to 100 people and is designed for people with disabilities and their families, direct support providers, citizen advocates, educators, attorneys, and other professionals working with people with disabilities.*
The price for this workshop is $50 for people with disabilities and their families; $75 for educators; $90 for professionals who work with people with disabilities. Limited scholarships will also be available.
For more information, contact Anne Kuhns
Voice or TDD: (404) 885-1234 or (800) 537-2329
*CLE credits for members of the State Bar of Georgia have been applied for and are pending approval