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Welcome to the 2023 Direct Care Worker Conference - Making a Difference Together. 
Direct Care Workers (DCWs) provide vital services that allow people with disabilities and older adults to remain in their homes and communities. This DCW conference provides skills training on multiple topics that are relevant to this work with engaging sessions to encourage DCWs for the important and necessary work that they do.

The conference, including meals and an overnight accommodation at the Hershey Lodge on Friday, April 21 is offered at no charge to DCWs. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) with grant funds from the PA Department of Labor and Industry.

Conference, Friday, April 21
The conference begins on Friday, April 21, 2023. Registration begins at noon - and sessions begin at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., based on the sessions that you choose.

Join us for a Friday evening reception, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM that will include a menu of carved meats, appetizers, an array of delicious desserts, a cash bar and entertainment.

Conference, Saturday, April 22
8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 - 8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 AM - Opening Remarks
Conference sessions begin at 8:45 AM - after you register, choose your sessions next. If you have questions about this conference opportunity, please contact us at 717-731-1900 extension 212.

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Saturday, April 22 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Self-Care Matters

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Taking care of others is valuable and important work, but are you taking care of yourself? The Self-care Matters training session is interactive and will provide attendees with a foundational understanding of self-care, an understanding of the Six Ways to Take Care of Yourself, and how caregivers can prioritize their own self-care while navigating life's stressors, changes, and transitions. 

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Ta'lor Pinkston

Executive Director, The Heart Advocate
Ta'lor L. Pinkston, LSW created The Heart Advocate, which is dedicated to helping all individuals choose self-love as a coping skill for mental health and healing. Ta'lor facilitates workshops and presentations on the importance of self-love in mental health, healthy relationships... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Hershey Lodge