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Courageous Conversations: Uniting Parents, Educators, & Healthcare Providers


September 29, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Bozeman Health Conference Center - Meadowlark & Bitterroot Rooms


This is a free event.  Parents, Educators, and Healthcare providers of any kind are highly encouraged to attend. 

During the event, there will be an opportunity to donate to a local charity meeting the needs of special need families within the Gallatin Valley.

What the Conference Will Cover:

  • Forging Meaning: When Parenthood Suddenly Looks Totally Different Than What You Imagined.
  • Understanding the Emotional Health of Special Need Parents and the Role of Self-Compassion in the Well-being of Parents & Professionals.
  • Effective Communication Strategies for Better Health Outcomes
  • Parent and Professional Panel Discussion

Learning Outcomes : After attending Courageous Conversations, you’ll be able to:

  • Communicate effectively, for better health results
  • Find a meaning and identity in a new reality of parenthood
  • Reduce stress, overwhelm and a sense of powerlessness
  • Understand the emotional health of special need parents 
  • Have strategies to help families meet their emotional needs
  • Understand the role of self-compassion for parents and professionals
  • Experience less stress and burnout as healthcare professionals
  • Increase patient/parent satisfaction

To learn more about our Keynote Speaker Rachel Callander go to:

Courageous Conversations: Uniting Parents, Educators & Healthcare Providers

September 29, 2018

Courageous Conversations: Uniting Parents, Educators & Healthcare Providers

The Courageous Conversations conference was inspired by a connection of hearts and a shared story between two women.

Rachael L. Dunkel, owner of Bridger Peaks Counseling in Bozeman MT & Rachel Callander, world renewed speaker and award winning author of "Super Power Baby Project" connected on their shared journey through special need parenting and the impact of limiting language during diagnosis. Together they've worked to bring a message of empowerment and hope to all who are involved in caring for children with unique challenges within the Gallatin Valley.