TERRIFIC, Inc.'s 2021 Caring Conference
“The Caring Continues.”
During these unparalleled times, caring for others, our communities, and ourselves has posed unique challenges. During these unprecedented times, caregivers are navigating unsettled waters of COVID-19, health disparities, racial inequalities, violence, trauma, and financial uncertainty. As we emerge from the COVID 19 cocoon, it is critical that we identify, address, and learn strategies to successfully move forward. The purpose of this conference is to restore, rejuvenate, equip, inform, and empower all of us as the caring continues. Through an innovative virtual platform, the conference topics will focus on self-care, coping with grief and loss, current updates on health information, dealing with trauma and violence, anticipating the future, and planning for our families.
Using the innovative virtual programming, participants will achieve the following learning objectives
Understand how to identify caregiver stressors such as violence, health disparities, racial inequalities, and financial changes
Understand the impact of bio-psycho-social contributors on caregiving
Understand key factors which may influence coping styles
Identify self help techniques
Identify nutritional aspects of self-care
Develop basic techniques/intervention strategies for helping manage and plan for long term care
Identify anticipatory grief, loss, and restorative issues and strategies
Understand the importance of recognizing trauma and culture within the caregiving community
Recognize the unique connections among the caregivers
Experience self care activities
Robert W. Turner II, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science. Author NFL Means Not For Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete.
Rhonda Cunningham Holmes, Esquire Executive Director of Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP, providing free legal and social work services to Washington D.C. seniors in need.
Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Dean in the College of Business at Auburn University at Montgomery
Tiffany Oscar, LICSW is a program manager at The Washington Home. She oversees the development and implementation of charitable programming that aims to connect social and community resources with the elderly and terminally ill residents, in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Marvin Allen, Vice President Allen Management Consulting, Inc. retired Lockheed Martin Executive brought his Program and Engineering Management skills to AMCI, Inc. to offer small businesses access to his large contractor knowledge about processes and market capture.
Heather Stowe, Ph.D., Clinical Director of the Department of Aging and Community
TERRIFIC Taste Executive Chef Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford came to TERRIFIC, Inc. in 1991 in the position of child-care provider for Grandma’s House a first in the nation home for children living with HIV/AIDS. One of his many duties there was to provide nourishing meals to the children there, this was the start of his passion to cook and to teach. In 1997 by chance, Mr. Crawford was hired by the Motion Picture Association of America as a chef in training. After working at MPAA for 8 years Chef Mark would move to San Francisco, Ca. to attend Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and finish top of his class in 2008. Later that year Chef Mark was awarded an internship at Google with the culinary team, in short order, he moved up through the ranks from chef to sous chef and interim executive chef. It was at this point that a chance encounter over a holiday meal would bring his talents to Iraq to cook for our soldiers. Starting off as a Sous chef, chef Mark rose quickly to a position that would have him oversee food operations for an entire section of Iraq that would include over 38 dining facilities, scores of foodservice supervisors, and thousands of chefs. Upon returning to Washington DC he would take the position of Culinary Arts Teacher at Ballou Senior High School in, SE Washington DC for one year before getting the call to head to Afghanistan to cook for high-ranking officials in the DEA in Kabul, Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi & Dubai. In November 2019 Chef Crawford returned to TERRIFIC Inc. to work as Dining Services Executive Chef and Host of TERRIFIC Taste Virtual Online Cooking Show.
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