Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit.
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This one-hour training will help providers further their understanding of the experiences of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) caregivers and improve their multicultural capacities to meet caregiver’s needs. This training is part of the cultural competency training curriculum created by the staff of the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) and its six member organizations with the support of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation. Many of the research and statistics cited within the training were the result of a 15-month planning grant, during which the coalition completed a literature review, a survey of diverse family caregivers and a series of focus groups with family caregivers in diverse communities. The research was conducted nationwide, in eight languages, and was led by the older adults and caregivers represented by the coalition.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Identify and address the unique needs and caregiving realities of Asian American and Pacific Islander caregivers.
- Gain an understanding of how culture impacts Asian American and Pacific Islander caregivers’ perceptions of care and their health outcomes
- Develop skills to deliver of Asian American and Pacific Islander–competent, person-directed care to improve health outcomes among Southeast Asian American caregivers.
Heather Chun is senior director of Aging & Caregiving for the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging in Honolulu. She brings more than 15 years’ experience in program planning and development, civic engagement and community building—working across national and regional long-term service and support systems. Heather serves on HFC’s inaugural Care Advisory Committee, and is a contracted assessor with Hawaii’s Veterans Directed Care Program.
Nina Darby has delivered trauma-informed programming and training for the past 10 years in Boston, facilitating trainings with people who hold diverse identities and lived experiences, and serving as the Training and Organizational Development manager at Boston Senior Home Care. There she trained nurses, case managers and geriatric support services coordinators on the unique needs of elders and family caregivers who are diverse in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, language, culture and more.