How To Initiate Difficult Family Conversations

Original Air Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 12:00 noon

Whether it is being proactive & planning for the future or responding to a sudden health crisis, it is never easy to initiate tough talks with someone you care about. You might be worried about conflict or a negative emotional reaction. Please join me to learn some important tips & strategies for having meaningful, productive, inclusive & caring discussions relating to sensitive topics in aging. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.
Cindy Brcko, MSW, RSW
Cindy Brcko graduated from Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work with her Master of Social Work degree in 1998. She has practiced in a variety of clinical settings including not-for-profit, private and public sectors. Cindy has been employed by Baycrest for over 20 years. She currently works as a Social Worker in the Day Treatment Centre and has previously worked with the Interprofessional Primary Care Team, in Palliative Care, Complex Continuing Care & Seniors Counselling & Referral Services. Cindy has extensive experience providing counselling to individuals, couples and families around life transitions, system navigation, caregiver stress, coping with physical and cognitive changes, understanding and accepting chronic, progressive and terminal diagnoses. Her commitment to research and education is exemplified in her work at the Katz Centre for Gerontological Social Work where she developed an evidenced-based counselling model, she provides ongoing field instruction to Master of Social Work candidates and has taught at the University of Toronto’s Institute for Life Course and Aging.