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Empower or Enable: It's all in your approach  

This workshop will differentiate "help" vs "assist" when is comes to dealing with veterans or other traumatized groups.  The importance of these two terms will become clear as we outline the methods to avoid enabling individuals who are seeking counseling or services from a provider.  No one can empower another human being, but an individual can set the stage for the client to find their own power and maintain control of their life.  We will examine several cases where both events happen, i.e. "enabled or empowered", and tease out some of the communications that may have caused either to occur.

1. Participants will understand the importance of assisting traumatized individuals vs. helping.
2. There will be a discussion of when it might be important to "help" temporarily, rather than "assist", to differentiate the reasons to "help."
3. Through case studies the participants will learn about communication processes that may move a client towards being enabled and vice versa, communications that would hopefully lead to empowerment.
4. Participants will learn about certain client profiles that would make them more susceptible to enabling or empowerment.
5. Participants will be asked to share their own cases in order to further illuminate the processes the have been helpful to empowering a client and those that have not been as helpful.

Cost: FREE

Cancellation requests for non-fee continuing education events sent via email that occur on or inside a three business day window of the event date will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Please note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for the administrative fee. Collection of this fee will occur via telephone within two weeks of training date. Non-payment of the cancellation fee will result in the loss of workshop privileges (i.e. participant will be unable to register for future VTSC events).

Parking: Ample on-street parking is available at or near the 2100 Building

Lunch Options:

Fare Start @ 2100 Café – near the entrance to the 2100 Building
Borracchini’s Bakery – 2307 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Burger King – 2021 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
McDonald’s – 2336 25th Ave South, Seattle 98144
Wendy’s – 2543 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
QFC – 2711 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 98144
Toshio’s Teriyaki – 1706 Rainier Ave S., Seattle 98144

Free CEUs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.

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