How to Facilitate a Caregiver Support Group

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Learn tips and strategies for facilitating a caregiver support group and gain a better understanding of the challenges of caregiving

Price: Includes 5 CEUs
Standard Rate: $90

Location: 
Wilder Community Center for Aging (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
650 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Are you thinking about starting your own caregiver support group? Do you have a caregiver support group already but are looking for helpful facilitation tips and ideas?

Caregiver support groups provide a community of support and opportunities for caregivers to share their experiences and provide emotional support for one another. Hearing and sharing personal caregiving stories can help ease stress and provide insights about what has worked for others.

Join our Caregiver Consultant, Catherine Engstrom, for this workshop to not only learn how to organize and facilitate caregiver support groups, but also identify the challenges and logistical considerations for new groups.

Attend this training if you are:

A social worker, nurse, community member or volunteer who currently leads or is looking to lead and facilitate support groups for caregivers

Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognize and reflect on your role as facilitator
  • Discuss strategies for managing challenging situations
  • Identify logistical considerations for a new caregiver support group
  • Avoid potential facilitator pitfalls

Continuing education units (CEU) upon completion of training: 

  • Minnesota Board of Social Work: 5 CEUs

About Wilder's Caregiver Consultants:

Catherine Engstrom, LICSW: Catherine is a Caregiver Consultant at Wilder Foundation’s Community Center for Aging. Holding a master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, she is a licensed independent clinical social worker in Minnesota. Catherine has worked in community social service programs since 2007 and has worked with older adults since 2012. At Wilder Foundation, Catherine works with caregivers of older adults and people with memory loss and facilitates several support groups. Catherine has received training through Minnesota’s “dementia capable” training series and is a trained leader for ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers” and “Paths to Faithful Caregiving.”

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Wilder Community Center for Aging (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
650 Marshall Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55104