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The Comforts of Home: Exploring Valued Roles as a Source of Peace and Place During Calm and Crisis (Held via Zoom)
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For many of us, home is a springboard for going out into the world with our best foot forward. It is a place of rest, refreshment, identity and meaningful relationships. In these most recent times of pandemic and crisis, home as an extension and expression of who we are, as a place of solace, comfort and safety, as a place to explore new things; becomes more important, and even critical for our well- being.
We know there are many barriers to this experience of true home for people living in formal human service settings. And, because so much of our work revolves around supporting people at home, we have a high obligation and vast opportunities to offer people home in its truest form. While spending increased amounts of time at home and adhering to necessary physical and social distancing procedures have been difficult, most notably for people already experiencing lots of isolation and segregation, we can use this time to focus on what authentic home has to offer the people we serve, and how valued roles in and around home can serve as a source of comfort, peace and place.
Join the Keystone Institute as we explore some of the obstacles to creating home in a formal service setting and how changes in home life have impacted people during the pandemic. We will also offer some practical tools and strategies for supporting people to have access to the good things that home and valued roles in and around home, have to offer.