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Salon: Connection, Loneliness, and Finding Meaning

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Elizabeth Conover
Registration Questions
720-588-8375 (p)
Jennifer Gennaro Prokopchik
Education Committee Co-Chair
CSCSW Salon Series
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
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Human connection is essential to all aspects of life.  Anyone who has experienced loneliness can attest to this.  Now, we have evidence of the effects of connection on our health and well-being.  The long-term impact of loneliness and social isolation are measurable and serious.  They impact individuals, families, communities, and our health systems at large.   Survivors of injuries to the brain, as well as caregivers and professionals know that social isolation is a significant concern in the brain injury community, further exacerbated by the recent pandemic.  Kate Kerkmans will explore the impacts of connection and loneliness as well as what tangible actions can be taken to build and improve meaningful connection in all of our lives.   

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to identify the negative health outcomes associated with social isolation
  • Participants will be able to identify the three level of connection needed
  • Participants will have tools to use to improve connection in their own lives as well as the lives of their clients

About the Presenter:
Kate is the Vice President to Client Programs at The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. As an LCSW and CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist) she has seen the challenges that brain injury survivors face when trying to obtain mental health support. She is passionate about supporting survivors by educating professionals about brain injury.

Who Can Attend this Event?
This event is free for active CSCSW. Non-members may attend for $45. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).