Honoring the Individual Through Validation — Pamphlet to Download

Q: How can we support that of God in one another while facing cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges?

This tool reflects on Naomi Feil’s Principles of Validation – a practical method for communicating with people with dementia- in the context of Quakerism and how we value each individual. The principles can be useful in fostering supportive relationships in general, not only for people who have dementia. This tool lists resources for deeper discussion, including links to The Validation Institute website where one can receive further training in this method.

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