Join the Reeve Foundation at the Kessler Foundation's FREE conference this month

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 06, 2019 # Health, Events

The Kessler Foundation, in partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America is hosting a two-day conference with the Northern New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury System called, "Connections: Sexuality and Relationships after Spinal Cord Injury” at the Wilshire Grand Hotel on June 21-22.

Kessler Foundation believes that education has a vital role to play in helping people with spinal cord injury (SCI) nurture existing relationships and cultivate new ones. Hearing the experiences of others with SCI and their loved ones who have navigated the challenges of post-SCI life builds confidence that success is possible. Learning new strategies to foster healthy intimate relationships can provide both people with SCI and their loved ones with skills to strengthen connections with one another, and build resilience to deal with the inevitable challenges that arise in life with SCI. There is also a great need to educate SCI professionals about sexuality, intimacy, and relationships after SCI to enable them to provide the best possible support to people with SCI and their loved ones.

The June 21 session is a full-day conference is focused on individuals living with spinal cord injury and their loved ones. The topics of the day include:

  • Strengthening intimate relationships through connectedness, creativity, and humor
  • Techniques and technologies to enable safe and satisfying sex after SCI
  • Dating and long-term relationships
  • Balancing romance and care giving
  • Parenting and other important family roles after SCI

Continental breakfast and a boxed lunch will be provided. Admission is free but registration is required. Please register by Friday June 7, 2019.

The Reeve Foundation will also be exhibiting at the event, so feel free to stop by our table!

Event Details

When: June 21

10 am- 4:30 pm

Where:

Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052