Presented By: Gina Totino, LCSW & Meredith Strauss, LCSW
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sponsored by: Westfield PTC-Special Ed. Committee
When someone in the family suffers from a special need (medical, psychiatric, emotional, neurological, etc.), it impacts the family system. The effects of constant care, worry, and financial strain can have consequences on a marriage, on siblings, on the child afflicted, and on the family unit as a whole. Please join us to learn more about how the unique challenges of a single individual can often have immediate and long-term effects on the other members of the family.
Speakers, Meredith Strauss, LCSW and Gina Totino, LCSW have experience working with family systems that have experienced fractures, disappointments, rebellion, resentment, and sadness resulting from family trauma. At times, guilt, shame, resentment, isolation, and loneliness cause breakdowns in relationships. Meredith and Gina will discuss strategies to proactively support family values, connection, and resiliency.