CVL will be offering two workshops at the Lafayette Office training center presented by Tom Doody. These workshops are offered free of charge individuals who work with the organization and are offered on a first come first serve basis. Please complete the form below to register!
SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF FREELY-GIVEN RELATIONSHIPS - October 27th 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
People receiving services need friends from outside of the usual circles of family, staff, and other service recipients. If the people we serve are to have such friends, their staff and their families will need to support them in meeting people, deepening relationships, and preserving friendships. This workshop explores why friends are important, offer examples of the power of such relationships, and suggest approaches that service workers and family members can use to increase opportunities for friendship.
STUDYING THE ORDINARY FOR ACTION IDEAS - October 28th 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Many of the things that can make life better for people receiving services are common sense lessons that can be drawn from studying what makes life better for people in general. For example, if a disabled person’s supporters want to make their home more homey, we can ask ourselves what makes the place where we live a better, more homey place? If we want to help a person to make friends at work, we can ask ourselves how do people get to know each other at work, and how do coworkers come to be friends? This workshop explores ways that we can study the common sense lessons of how life works for people in general, and how we can use these lessons in organizing our service to people with disabilities.