Educational Presentations

Recognizing and Dealing with Depression in Called Workers and Other Believers
Presented by:
Sarah Reik, MS, LPC, DCC
Length:
60 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

This presentation gives an overview of the signs and causes of depression, and looks at the topic of depression from a uniquely Christian perspective. We discuss treatments options, and talk specifically about ways we are able to help a loved one who is struggling with depression. This presentation looks at factors specific to called workers, but can be adapted to other populations as well.

 

Notes: This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing.
 

Caregiving: Struggles and Strategies for Coping
Presented by:
Length:
60 Minutes
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

Caregivers provide a substantial contribution to the health care system and are the backbone of our country's community and home-based care systems (Carter, 2008). Because of the wide range of developmental, physical, and mental health needs that our caregivers are providing, caregiver health outcomes have become a health concern in and of itself (Talley & Crews, 2007). This presentation will provide an overview of who caregivers are, the contribution they make to their loved ones, and the multitude of struggles they face. It will define multiple types of caregivers and the different ways men and women perceive distress related to caregiving. It will provide information about what coping is and ways to do it when you are caring for your loved one. This presentation also can include questions about caregiving and ways to cope that audience members can discuss. Attendees will leave with knowledge of the topic and concrete coping tools. 

Eating Disorders...Are They Really About the Food?
Presented by:
Liz Seelow, LPC, LMHC, CET, CCTP
Length:
30 or 60 minutes

As many as 10 million females and one million males in the U.S. are fighting a life-and-death battle with an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, and millions more are struggling with binge eating disorder. Learn about the signs and symptoms of eating disorders, possible causes, effects on the family, coping methods, and treatment strategies.

Notes: In addition to being a 60-minute in-person presentation, this presentation can also be shortened to 30 minutes and delivered via video-conferencing, which would be perfectly suited to faculty meetings, circuit pastor gatherings, conferences, or other events. The presentation is practical and allows for questions and discussion. 

Cost: 
30-minute video chat: MAP: $100/Non-MAP: $200
60-minute presentation: MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)
 

Like a Girl
Presented by:
Liz Seelow, LPC, LMHC, CET, CCTP
Length:
60 minutes
Intended Audience:
Parents of tween and teen girls
Cost:
MAP: $200/Non-MAP: $300 (plus expenses)

There is a difference between “girl bullying” and “boy bullying.” Often times, because the way girls bully aren’t in the physical sense, they are often ignored for a long time. However, the damage that can be done through silent bullying can leave the girl feeling alienated and alone. Learn how to see the signs of silent bullying and how to encourage healthy, God-pleasing relationships in teen girls.  

Internet Pornography and Addiction
Presented by:
Brandon Hayes, PhD, LP, CATSM
Length:
90 minutes
Cost:
MAP: $300/Non-MAP: $400 (plus expenses)

The growth of the Internet pornography industry over the past decade can only be described as astonishing. Without surprise, this growth is in response to a marked increase in people expressing interest in accessing it. This presentation will discuss factors leading so many individuals to access it, along with reasons why some individuals seemingly become “addicted” to it. The addiction presentation will review warning signs and characteristics of individuals struggling with these patterns, and will conclude with a discussion of strategies known to help individuals obtain better control over their Internet pornography use.

 

Notes: This presentation is available throughout the Milwaukee, WI and Appleton, WI metropolitan areas. Please contact the presenter to arrange for travel fees/accommodations for venues outside that area. A room containing tables for note-taking and a projector are required. This presentation is also available by live video-conferencing for groups outside the Milwaukee, WI or Appleton, WI areas.
 

 

Senior Health Topics
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As the body ages, many changes occur. Some are normal changes while others are the result of an age-related disease process. We can offer presentations on various age-related health topics, such as heart health, diabetes, arthritis & pain management, acid reflux, and more. The presentation will discuss the symptoms, testing, treating and living a full life with the “new normal” of an aging body!

There’s No Place Like Home
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Home provides a sense of security with the familiar, and allows us to maintain some independence. When we can no longer take care of ourselves in our homes, we lose this sense of independence. This discussion focuses on the many ways homes can be modified allowing the senior to live in their home as long as possible. In addition, having the right insurance policy can provide the means for you to have care in your home for as long as you need it.

Long-Term Care Living Options: The Right Choice for You
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Understanding the different living options available for seniors before the time comes to make a move is of utmost importance. We will present the requirements and the pros/cons of each long-term care option so that a more informed, satisfying decision can be made.

The Talk
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As our parents age, it is our turn to have a difficult talk with them about the realities of the future. This very important discussion addresses how to approach adult parents and present them with options for handling their future health care, lifestyle and financial decisions. The key is determining their wishes before a time of crisis occurs.

The ABCs of Senior Living
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

AHF, RCAC, CBRF…sounds like alphabet soup! These are actually different housing options for our seniors. From Independent Living apartments to Assisted Living options to Skilled Nursing facilities, this presentation explains what each type of housing offers and how to determine which is right for you or your loved one.

Fall Prevention
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

Falls occur frequently as we age and can lead to devastating medical expenses. They can be debilitating and frightening as they take away a senior’s sense of independence. While prevalent, many falls can be avoided. This is an overview of the many ways simple changes can reduce the risk of falling.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Awareness
Presented by:
Bryan Polinske, Director of In-Home Care Programs
Length:
30 to 60 minutes

As we age, our brains age. We may experience slowed thinking or forgetfulness over time. Serious memory loss, confusion, and other major changes in the way our minds work, however, are not a normal part of aging. This discussion will spotlight the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease: what to expect and different ways to cope with the disease’s effects.