Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

February 21, 2023 - March 28, 2023

Contact: Charlee Brissette at brisset14@msu.edu

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs


Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2023
Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. ET

This class is provided online via Zoom. 
Presented by: Charlee Brissette  brisse14@msu.edu and Holly Tiret tiret@msu.edu


Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with a range of self-care tools to help them reduce personal stress and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers. This is a program to help the caregiver take care of themselves.

This FREE 6-week program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the workshop whether you are helping a parent, spouse, friend or someone who lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. Please note that this workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

This workshop will give YOUthe family caregiver, tools to:

  • Help you reduce stress
  • Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
  • Take care of yourself
  • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
  • Help you relax
  • Make tough decisions
  • Set goals and problem-solve

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Helping memory-impaired elders
  • Making decisions about driving
  • Making legal and financial decisions


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