Monday, May 13, 2019

Difficult doesn't mean impossible!

Difficult 


Doesn't Mean


Impossible



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Friday, May 3, 2019

Maryland Joint Task Force for Injured Workers ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019



Also sponsored by:
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
                                        Chesapeake  
Coppin State University,
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Talon Center
2500 W. North Avenue
June 19, 2019       7:30 am – 1:00pm

The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster    Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges

This year we are pleased to present a panel including injured workers, similar to one we provided a few years back that was very well received. We hope to gain insight into how our work directly impacts our clients and patients and understand what works and what doesn’t. Just as with any of our cases – you never know where it will lead!

1.25 CCM General and 2.0 Ethics Confirmed
2.0 CRC Contact and 1.0 Ethics CEUs Confirmed
4.0 CDMS Ethics CEUs Confirmed  
Mandatory MD WCC CEUs Confirmed

Request Documentation for POST APPROVAL for other Certifications from Mary Sherwood Sevinsky. 

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6/7.

Audience

Practical information that is essential for Claims Adjustors, Nurse Case Managers, Vocational Counselors, Attorneys, Doctors, Therapists and everyone working with injured workers in the State of Maryland. FAX TO: Attention Donna Keegan 410.554.6849 if necessary. Make Checks Payable to Maryland JTF.  

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The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster

June 19, 2019

AGENDA

7:00 am                        Vendors set up

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM      Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors

8:30 – 9:00 AM            Welcome and Acknowledge COPPIN/MRC for their support of JTF/IARP Chesapeake; provide information on the mission, vision, and benefit of membership

9:00 – 10:00 am           Acupuncturist, Jonathan Gilbert, introduced by Mike Caruso, “Acupuncture’s Role within the Modern Healthcare Setting”

10:00 – 10:30 Am         Break / meet with Vendors & Speakers

10:30 – 10:45 am         Legislative Update by Michael Daney Esq. Recent WCC Legislation and Rules - an update on changes in the legislation about Maryland Workers’ Compensation and introduce our main speakers. Announce donations to Friends of WTC and Kid’s Chance by Dr. Spry, who will moderate the panel.

10:45 – 11:45 AM         Panel Discussion with Injured workers, Counselors, and Occupational Therapist “Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges”


11:45 – 12:30 PM        WCC Commissioner, James Forrester, Esq. “Ethical View from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission


12:30 PM                     Closing remarks & Visit with Exhibitors  

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!  Whether or not you are attending, we would appreciate your feedback – can you take a few moments to complete our: 

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Injured at work - what now?

Often when I meet with an injured worker one of the first questions I hear is something to the effect of, "How can I work now that I am injured." There are variations of course, but mostly they just don't know how to think about what they can do! 

I usually say:

You are most likely a hard worker who wants nothing but to get back to work. You may have been in the same job for a long time. You may fear or have already been told that you will not be able to return to work in the same position. Ever. 

What can you do? What should you do?

Fear is often at the core of most unexpected change, and an unexpected work injury is no different. 

During the initial phases of an injury medical treatment and your job security may be unclear. The more you can do to clarify your situation, the better you can plan your next steps.

So, what should you do if you have been laid off or out of work due to a work injury?

·      Stay in constant communication with your employer - it is important that they understand that you want to come back to work as quickly as possible

·      Arrange all documents you receive in a folder in order of oldest to most recent

·  Keep a journal of all conversations and events - include dates, times, location, expenses, mileage, and a summary of what was said or done

·    Ask questions and take notes of the answers - write the questions or concerns down as they come to you; you won't remember them at your next meeting

·    Take stock of the resources you do have - including your support system; make a list of resources you may still need

·      If you have been injured, understand your state's Workers' Compensation Laws

·   Do you need an attorney? A good attorney can help in almost any circumstance,and most don’t charge for an initial consultation 

Another emotion that often enters into the picture when someone is unemployed is grief. Grief over the loss of:

·     Function/Physical ability – It can be frustrating, scary isolating, difficult - there are no words that can really cover everyone’s experience if you have suffered a debilitating injury


·      Job - In our culture, we frequently identify who we are by what we do; when faced with a job loss, it is common to mourn the loss of identity

·      Routine – As adults, we structure our entire lives around our work schedule and can experience a deep sense of loss of security

Men often express fear in the form of anger, as they are often not used to discussing emotions. Women may withdraw and become depressed.

The resulting relationship issues are, needless to say, not necessarily beneficial to healing or the return to work process!

Acknowledging and labeling these feelings goes a long way toward being able to discuss and work through them.

It can be a great relief just to have someone say “I hear you.” or “I know exactly what you are saying.” or “You have been through a lot.” Just the validation of what you are feeling from another person can help so much.




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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Free blog tips and resources!


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Friday, March 22, 2019

What is your dream job and why?

I am lucky enough to look forward to work every day, I know I am not alone!  Am I? Comment below - I would love to hear from you!


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Monday, March 4, 2019

Reading List for Job Seekers:





How to Job Search







Interviewing











Young Professionals










Cover Letters




Thank You Letters










Leadership






Resumes












LinkedIn
















Skills






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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Job Readines Session Four




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Job Readiness Session Three




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Job Readiness Session Two


Need help with changing careers, finding a job after college or leave of absence? It's not easy, but I can help! Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn, Interviewing, Career Goals are all services I provide to my clients every day.  Contact me for the PowerPoint to access helpful downloads.

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