Taboo Topics: Helping Adult Children Discuss Tough Subjects with Their Parents

Adult children and their elderly parents often struggle with frank discussion of critical issues. Join guest speaker Stephanie Goldstein, BSW, LBSW, in this interactive seminar as she discusses strategies on guiding the caregiver to sensitively handle taboo topics. This program will assist professionals in mediating between adult children and seniors, as well as identifying when it is necessary for an adult child to take a more authoritative role while respecting self-determination.

Goldstein has worked as a social worker in health care for over 15 years. She has worked in various settings and capacities ranging from mental health to aging. Her goals have always been to inform and educate residents and families on options and promote self-determination. She currently serves as a Care Manager outside of Baltimore, Maryland. 

After attending this course, participants will be able to name tough taboo topics that present the greatest communication challenges for seniors and their caregivers, identify three best practice communication strategies for caregivers to discuss difficult subjects with their elderly loved ones, recognize situations in which caregivers need to place needs of seniors above seniors’ self-determination or vice-versa, and name four resources that can help caregivers discuss tough topics with their loved ones.

This workshop is presented by Jenerations Health Education and is designed for social workers and case managers. Approved for 1 Ethics credit for SW and pending approval for 1 Ethics credits for Case Managers through CCMC.

Event will be held at:

Christ Evangelical Church
2807 North Augusta Street, Staunton, VA 24401

Wednesday, September 25, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Registration will begin at 1 p.m.

For additional questions please contact Lauren Wellman at

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