Caring for You, Caring for Me

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Caring for You, Caring for Me:

Education and Support for Family & Professional Caregivers,

Second Edition, 2007

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Description:
This education program, conducted in five two-hour modules, addresses the needs of family and professional caregivers by bringing them together in a relaxed setting to discuss common issues, share ideas, and gain a better understanding of each other’s perspective on what it means to be a caregiver. The goals are for caregivers to have the opportunity to:
  • Gain information on various topics related to caregiving;
  • Learn ways of coping with the stresses and strains of being a caregiver
  • Learn what resources are available locally, regionally and nationally
  • Discover ways of working together to reduce frustrations and barriers in the caregiving experience
  • Share common concerns and issues

Description of Materials:
The Program Guide contains a scripted narrative of the content and suggested activities; handouts for program participants; mock-ups of overhead transparencies and a CD containing slides to support presentation; written material explaining the philosophy, organization and appropriate use of the program; and appendices with supplementary information.

Whom the Materials Are Designed to Serve:
The Program Guide is designed for health care and human service professionals who lead groups and/or conduct educational or training programs for caregivers across diseases/disability groups and throughout the lifespan.

Training Available:
A one-day Leader Preparation Workshop is available from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI). The workshop has been approved for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). The workshop is offered through two means: (1) directly by the RCI in various locations throughout the U.S. (For a schedule visit the RCI website.); and (2) at the request of sponsoring organizations for a maximum of 30 participants per workshop. Cost dependant upon circumstances, contact RCI if interested.