Event Date
30th November 2017

Dara Community Living, Possibilities Plus and Genio, are hosting a workshop presented by David Pitonyak on 'The Importance of Belonging'. David is renowned for his work with people who are said to exhibit “difficult behaviours.” He believes that these are "messages" which can tell us important things about a person and his or her surroundings. This event may be of interest to individuals, family members, service providers and others interested in the topic.

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Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm (Registration 9.30am)
Venue: Aisling Suite, Celbridge Manor Hotel, Clane Road, Co. Kildare
Cost: €60 per person

Light lunch will be provided. Free car parking available.

The day will comprise of an interactive workshop and presentation by David Pitonyak. It is an opportunity to develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • The impact of loneliness in the lives of people who experience disabilities, particularly as it relates to difficult behaviours.
  • The importance of going home to the people we love as an important organising strategy for helping people to develop relationships.
  • Strategies for helping people who are lonely to develop enduring, freely chosen, positive relationships.
  • Problem-solving strategies for times when relationships are unbalanced or slow in developing.

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