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Tracie J Abram Interview – Upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregiver Leader Trainer Certification through Michigan State University Extension

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Tracie J Abram Interview - Upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregiver Leader Trainer Certification Through Michigan State University Extension
Tracie J Abram Interview – Upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregiver Leader Trainer Certification Through Michigan State University Extension

NEWBERRY, Michigan – MSU Extension will be providing a two-day certification training for the caregiving program entitled Powerful Tools for Caregivers June 26 & 27 in Newberry at the Luce County MSU Extension office located on County Rd 428 -Hamilton Lake Road in Newberry, MI. This training is open to anyone interested in being a co-facilitator. If you currently are caregiving or have been one, or just want to help provide this program in your community, then this training is for YOU!

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The PTC Headquarters in Portland, OR supports caregivers, Class Leaders, and Master Trainers in the US, Canada, and Korea. It is designed to be taught by two facilitators. The PTC curriculum meets the highest-level criteria of evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion programs per the Administration on Aging.

This two-day training prepares and certifies class leaders to successfully team-teach the six- weeks Powerful Tools for Caregivers series. The objective of the program is to help caregivers identify stressors and challenges and provide tools that will help them as caregivers better manage the challenges and issues so that they can care for their relative or friend better.

The cost of becoming a certified Powerful Tools for Caregiving class leader is
$450/person. The two-day certification training includes:

• Scripted curriculum
• The Caregiver Help book, companion book to the class
• Leader certification fee
• Networking connections with other trained leaders
• Intensive and interactive training provided by Michigan State UniversityExtension Master Trainers.

As a co-facilitator you will be helping provide caregivers:

• Ways to reduce stress
• Solutions to communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
• Signs and steps towards your better self-care
• Reduce guilt, anger and depression
• Helpful ways to relax
• Suggestions on making tough decisions
• Goal-setting and problem-solving strategies

The Six-Session Series covers the following topics:

• Hiring in-home help
• Understanding depression
• Helping memory-impaired elders
• Making decisions about driving
• Making legal and financial decisions
• Making decisions about care facility placement
• Communicating with other family members
• Planning, creating and using agendas for casual family meeting.

Contact Tracie Abram at MSU Extension and PTC Leader to pre-register 906-235-2985 abram@msu.edu Training requires seven participants in order to have the training. Please share this with others who may be interested in getting trained!

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This highly effective class series is proven to produce results, is easily implemented, and based on solid research.

“It never ceases to amaze me how transforming this course is – the dramatic change in the demeanor of the participants from the first to the sixth class.” Class Leader from California

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