Hope for the Caregiver
March 24, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
Peter Rosenberger, author of "Hope for the Caregiver," discusses practical, faith-based, and compassionate help and understanding for caregivers. Seeking to serve the vast population of America’s 65 million volunteer caregivers of vulnerable loved ones, Peter compiles his lifetime of experience to offer a lifeline to fellow caregivers. Addressing core issues such as loss of identity, isolation, fear, resentment, and guilt, “Hope for the Caregiver” allows readers to understand that they CAN be healthy while caring for their loved ones— that they love their charges better while protecting their own physical, fiscal, emotional, and even professional health. Recognizing that caregivers daily put themselves between disaster and a vulnerable loved one, “Hope for the Caregiver” offers “just-in-time” assistance and helps readers plan for the marathon of caring for someone with chronic health issues.
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Our goal is to share good ideas about helping all kinds of families handle the challenges and problems that are common in today’s world. We seek to help people heal, grow, and thrive in a culture in which marriage, parenting, and other family relationships are under great stress.
We will feature experts on a variety of family matters. Topics may include building and maintaining healthy relationships, family mediation, divorcing with minimal damage, strengthening marriages, LGBT families, forming and maintaining stepfamilies, single parents, creating constructive separation agreements, addiction, preventing or ending abuse, and other Family Matters.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.
Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).
Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.
Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.
Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.