Insight and Resources for the Family Caregiver


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 As part of National Family Caregivers Month, Stacey Bonner from the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center discusses strategies for being a family caregiver, how to have “the talk” with aging parents, and resources available to help those caring for family members.

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence


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 ​Lieutenant Leshaun Oliver of the Vanderbilt University Police Department discusses intimate partner violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Lt. Oliver helps us recognize the dynamics of domestic violence and resources available to all who are effected by it.

Peaceful Parenting

August 19, 2016

Peaceful Parenting It can be difficult to parent our children, particularly when they are in their pre-teen or teenage years. At any age, children can know how to "push our buttons." Margie Gale, RN, MSN, Nurse Wellness Specialist at Work-Life Connections EAP, discusses ways parents can learn to regulate their own emotions and parent more peacefully. Begin Transcript Janet McCutchen: Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and Wellness Wellcast.

Legal Documents Every Family Caregiver Needs

Work/Life Connections
June 21, 2012

As a family caregiver, you are responsible for taking care of your elderly loved one. This includes providing assistance with activities of daily living like eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and other household chores. Family caregivers should be sure to have in place legal documents important to the lifelong care of the elder. Having access to important legal documents will help make caregiving easier for family caregivers. The most common legal documents that every caregiver should have are:

Checklist for New Family Caregivers


 If you are new to family caregiving, you are probably facing some important life changes. You may feel overwhelmed, scared, or frustrated. You may also feel at a loss for what to do. These feelings are completely normal. The checklist below can help you learn more about your new responsibilities, the services and support options that may be available to you, and how to plan for the future.

The Balancing Act: Combining Family and Work Effectively

Balancing work and home responsibilities is a challenge for most people. The good news is that there are strategies to reclaim control. Achieving a balance between work and home life takes effort, so you have to be willing to work toward it.
 
 Seven Practical Tips for Balancing Work and Family