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Powerful Tools for Caregivers - for caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Children Curriculum is adapted from the original PTC program and is designed to support a parent or parents who are caring for a child of any age (minor or adult) who has special health or behavioral needs. The program gives you the skills to take care of yourself while caring for someone else while focusing on the unique challenges of parents caring for a child of any age with health or behavior challenges. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver.
About the class
Classes meet once a week for 2 hours for 6 weeks. Class participants are provided with a Caregiver Helpbook for class as well as additional caregiver resources.
Issues addressed include:
- Reducing stress
- Emotion management
- Self confidence
- Community resources
- Hiring in-home help
Benefits of the class
- Improves self-care behaviors
- Improves management of emotions e.g. guilt, anger, and depression
- Improves self-efficacy in caregiving role
- Improves use of community resources
Who should take the class
Family caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs.
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