What is Powerful Tool for Caregivers?
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is a self-management program for caregivers. PTC is based on the highly successful CDSMP and designed over 3 years of pilot testing and since inception has reached over 100,000 caregivers between United States and Canada. Designed to take place over 6 weeks, the program helps caregivers learn skills to practice self-care while they are taking care of their care recipients.
What happens in the workshop?
The same 10 caregivers meet on a weekly basis for 1.5 hours at the same day, time, and location. In an interactive environment that is facilitated by two trained individuals, participants discuss topics such as:
- Reducing stress
- Improving self-confidence
- Accessing community resources
- Managing emotions
Participants take on an active role in the workshop.
Who can attend?
Individuals over the ages of 18 who are caregivers can attend this program. The program is highly interactive and participants should feel comfortable communicating and learning from others in a group setting.
Who leads the workshop?
The program is led by two individuals who are also caregivers. The two individuals have taken special training offered by our organization to be able to deliver our programs and services.
What does it cost to attend?
There is no cost to attend the program. Participants must pre-register for the program.
Who developed the program?
Powerful Tools for Caregivers, developed the PTC program over three years of pilot testing in Portland, Oregon and has offered this since 1998.