Thursday July 30, 2020

Forgiveness: The Missing Peace              8:30am - 4pm  


This is an online event.



Danielle Clay LSW, Manager of Training and Development
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging Presents:


Some people store grudges the way others store recipes” Rabbi Rami

Somehow this sums it all up.  And yet – who among us can claim to not have some of those index cards in a box somewhere? Forgiveness is a subject that has been important to the health and well being of humans since recorded history.  There are many perspectives that forgiveness can be explored from, and this workshop will seek to highlight the power of forgiveness and provide suggestions that can be implemented that will assist professionals and clients to experience the benefits of this journey.  The wisdom and practical guidance that the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has gleaned will offer a unique and practical beacon for continued exploration.


At the conclusion of the program the participants will be able to:

  • Define forgiveness – what it is and is not
  • Relate the benefits and therapeutic value of forgiveness in their professional and personal lives
  • Identify the harmful and life damaging effects of resentment and anger
  • Identify strategies and techniques for  assisting self and others in practicing  forgiveness, including the 12 Step approach to enable release from resentments


Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm (please join Zoom starting at 8:20am)


Speaker: Marcella Balin is a well-known and highly regarded educator and presenter. She is an independent nurse entrepreneur and lecturer with thirty-eight years of experience.  She began her nursing career in  Brooklyn, NY and spent a decade moving into the field of education. She parlayed years of widely varied teaching experience into a career of independent teaching and presenting. Her BSN is from Wright State University in Dayton, and she brings years of ongoing professional education in human and organizational development to her workshops.  She is a very energetic and dynamic speaker. 


CEU Information: 
  • Program is approved for 6.0 continuing education units for LSWs, LISWs, SWA, Nurses (via reciprocity with the SW board).
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept sessions approved for Social Workers for Continuing Nurse Education.
  • To comply with the State of Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board: Late Arrivals will NOT be admitted.

Views and written materials presented during the presentations are those of the individual presenter and do not necessarily represent the official views and/or opinions of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.