Community Education

2024 Series Schedule 

These virtual sessions are complimentary and focus on:  

  • Hospice & Palliative Care. These sessions are focused on services and support options for you or a loved one.
  • Skills for Your Life. These sessions are focused on what all adults 21 – 100 should know (insurance, terms (e.g. hospice, palliative, long-term care, etc.)).
  • Grief & Healing. These sessions are focused on how to talk about grief and death.

During each session you can connect virtually with community leaders and experts in the region.

Save the Date for our March Skills for Your Life session, Building Hope for Those We Serve and Ourselves: The Power of the Strengths-Based Approach in Healthcare, featuring KCH Social Worker Crispian Paul, LMSW, LAC. This session will be held on Thursday, March 21 at noon.

In this presentation, Crispian will define a strengths-based approach and its basic principles, identify benefits of strengths-based approach to clients and work practice, and compare and contrast strengths-based language and deficit-based language. You will explore concepts of person-centered care, client self-determination, unconditional positive regard and the humanistic approach and their roles in strengths based care. There will be an opportunity to discuss your own challenges and successes with strengths-based care. You will learn more about and practice how to identify organic resources within each patient and family, and how doing so can increase both client and clinician satisfaction.

Crispian Paul, LMSW, LAC
KCH Social Worker, Blue Team

Crispian Paul has worked for Kansas City Hospice since May 2013 as a social worker. She attended the University of Kansas at Lawrence on a National Merit Scholarship, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in social work. After falling in love with the field, she went on to immediately attend school at the University of Kansas School of Social Work Master’s degree program, where the strengths perspective is taught as essential to the role of social workers. After leaving graduate school, Crispian initially wanted to work with children and families specifically, and began work in the child welfare field. While holding multiple positions in her previous job, Crispian also went on to obtain her RADAC certification as an Addictions Counselor and then became an LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor) during the first year that the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board began licensing the field of Addiction Counseling in Kansas. Eventually, after caring for her father in hospice, she developed an interest in the medical side of social work. Crispian applied to work at Kansas City Hospice a few years after that, where she has remained as a Kansas office Blue Team Social Worker.

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