Our Safe Haven: An Hour-Long, Online Support Session for Professionals Coping with Disability-Related Stress

Join Safer Society for a one-hour support group session for professionals coping with disability-related stress. We welcome professionals with disabilities and those working with clients who have disabilities.

Hosted by: David Prescott, LICSW, ATSA-F and Katherine (Katie) Gotch, LPC, CCSOT, ATSA-F
Cost: $8

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)/
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PT)

The work you do is difficult, and dealing with disabilities makes it harder still! This live online session provides a safe, non-threatening (and often fun!) space for professionals to discuss their challenges and connect with others who share similar experiences.

Led by Katie Gotch, a clinical professional who has personal experience with disabilities, and David Prescott, a mental health practitioner in the field for four decades, this online session will provide you with a rich, meaningful experience in a supportive environment.

In this session, we will discuss topics important to those attending, for example:

  • Navigating disabilities that others can’t see and visible disabilities.
  • Coming to terms with who one is now versus who one may have been (how to embrace and thrive within the new reality; identity and impacts to identity, self-efficacy, etc.)
  • Having to discuss medical status to educate others about limitations/issues.
  • Cultural norms and attitudes and the discomfort many experience in providing personal information to others who typically have no need to know.
  • Balancing medical reality with family, employment, etc.
  • The importance of self-care and advocating for oneself.

To ensure that this session is workable, we will limit the number of attendees. Registration for each session will, therefore, be on a first-come-first-served basis. We are charging a non-refundable fee of $8.00 to reserve your spot. 

Your personal privacy is our highest priority. These sessions will be recorded for liability purposes only. The recordings will not be shared with attendees or distributed outside of Safer Society Foundation.

Like any group discussion, everyone will have a responsibility to keep it a safe, professional, and confidential space. We will adhere to the codes of ethics of our professions, mandatory laws, and other professional standards. The Safe Haven series is intended to be supportive; not formal supervision, consultation, or legal advice.

Comments 2

  1. Does this workshop qualify for NASW CEUs under Cultural Competencies? (As the mother of a daughter with disabilities, IT SHOULD!)

    1. Julie,

      Thank you for your interest in today’s Our Safe Haven session. We do not provide CE credits or Certificates of Attendance for these sessions, as they are designed to provide people with an informal, safe space to have a conversation about the challenges they face and connect with others through similar experiences.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions about this session or any other services Safer Society provides!

      Sarah Haskell
      Director of Operations

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