Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Class #1
August 22, 2024 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers course is a 6-week course, offered four times in 2024, with Session 3 running from 8/22/24-9/26/24.
PTC is an evidence-based, self-care educational program for family and friend caregivers. During the six-week program emphasizing self-care and empowerment, participants learn to minimize the potentially negative impacts of caregiving. Research on PTC since its development in 1998 has consistently shown that participants gain increased confidence in their ability to act purposefully to manage their caregiving goals, and improve their skills in taking care of themselves. The 6 classes are:
- Taking Care of You
- Identifying and Reducing Personal Stress
- Communicating Feelings, Needs, and Concerns
- Communicating in Challenging Situations
- Learning From Our Emotions
- Mastering Caregiving Decisions
To register, please call our Helpline at 1-800-642-5119 or email us at [email protected]
Class #1: Taking Care of You
This class sets the stage for the entire course. It emphasizes that the focus is on “YOU, the caregiver, not on the family member receiving care,” and that caregivers will develop a “box of self-care tools.” The challenges of caregiving and significance of caregiver self-care are underscored through viewing a DVD. Beginning in this class, caregivers make a weekly action plan for self-care.