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Welcome Policy

Respectful Caregiving welcomes all families and caregiving professionals. 


As a woman in a nontraditional relationship with another woman, and as a person who lives in a community house with several other families, I understand how important it is to make sure all types of families and caregivers know they are are welcome in my courses, as clients and in the Respectful Caregiving community spaces. Same-gender families, families with more than two parents, adopting families, trans parents, and all other forms of alternative families can participate knowing that their pronouns, gender, sexual identity, and role in their family will be respected.


As a participant in Respectful Caregiving courses or community spaces, you will be asked to share your pronouns and make a good-faith effort to use others' pronouns correctly. You will also be asked to agree to the Respectful Caregiving Code Of Conduct, to ensure we are creating a safe community for everyone to learn. 


Racial and cultural diversity is the norm in my courses and coaching. As a white woman, I do my best to educate myself in things outside my everyday sphere of life, and I encourage a student mindset that invites us to approach cultural differences with welcoming curiosity and thoughtful reflection instead of judgment. I go out of my way to make space for people of color in our meetings and courses, and I expect others to do the same.


I am committed to a high level of accessibility for my courses and other offerings. As a neurodivergent person, I know that good course design is important and benefits not just students with disabilities but all learners. I am working to implement Universal Design for Learning in my courses. I offer multiple ways of accessing course content and of demonstrating your knowledge. For example, in a Foundations course, you might submit your weekly journals and assignments written, typed, as recorded audio, as recorded video, or during office hours. You choose, according to your learning style. All video content in my courses has subtitles, and auto-captioning is available in the live Zoom sessions.


I am committed to meeting you where you are and to continuing to learn. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about fitting into the social or cultural space of my courses.

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