A Free, Family Caregiver Online Workshop to Ease Stress

Photo courtesy of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Photo courtesy of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Stress management and dealing with difficult emotions are some of the skills being taught in the free, online workshop for family members caring for veterans.

It’s called Building Better Caregivers™ and it’s a free six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans.

Developed by Standford University, the online workshop is focused on caregivers handling veterans with dementia, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious illness or injuries.

Participants are asked to log on a couple times a week to review lessons, access tools and share with other caregivers. Trademarked as “Building Better Caregivers, the workshop was created by Stanford University to help reduce caregiver depression and stress.

You can learn more about the online workshop and how to register by talking to a local Caregiver Support Coordinator. To find your local support coordinator, enter your zip code at www.caregiver.va.gov.

You can locate your Caregiver Support Coordinator by visiting http://www.caregiver.va.gov and entering your ZIP code in the ZIP code finder. – See more at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/August/Are-You-a-Caregiver-for-a-Veteran.asp#sthash.ankmWxaO.dpuf

It’s called Building Better Caregivers™ and it’s a free six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans.

If you are taking care of a Veteran, this workshop will help you learn a variety of skills like time and stress management, healthy eating, exercise and dealing with difficult emotions.

Participants log on two to three times each week to review lessons, exchange ideas with other caregivers and access tools to make caregiving easier. The program, developed at Stanford University, has been recognized for its ability to reduce caregiver stress, depression and increase their overall well-being.

This comprehensive online workshop addresses specific needs of caregivers who care for Veterans with dementia, memory problems, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or any other serious injury or illness.

– See more at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/August/Are-You-a-Caregiver-for-a-Veteran.asp#sthash.ankmWxaO.dpuf

It’s called Building Better Caregivers™ and it’s a free six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans.

If you are taking care of a Veteran, this workshop will help you learn a variety of skills like time and stress management, healthy eating, exercise and dealing with difficult emotions.

Participants log on two to three times each week to review lessons, exchange ideas with other caregivers and access tools to make caregiving easier. The program, developed at Stanford University, has been recognized for its ability to reduce caregiver stress, depression and increase their overall well-being.

This comprehensive online workshop addresses specific needs of caregivers who care for Veterans with dementia, memory problems, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or any other serious injury or illness.

– See more at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/August/Are-You-a-Caregiver-for-a-Veteran.asp#sthash.ankmWxaO.dpuf

It’s called Building Better Caregivers™ and it’s a free six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans.

If you are taking care of a Veteran, this workshop will help you learn a variety of skills like time and stress management, healthy eating, exercise and dealing with difficult emotions.

Participants log on two to three times each week to review lessons, exchange ideas with other caregivers and access tools to make caregiving easier. The program, developed at Stanford University, has been recognized for its ability to reduce caregiver stress, depression and increase their overall well-being.

This comprehensive online workshop addresses specific needs of caregivers who care for Veterans with dementia, memory problems, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, or any other serious injury or illness.

– See more at: http://www.va.gov/health/NewsFeatures/2013/August/Are-You-a-Caregiver-for-a-Veteran.asp#sthash.ankmWxaO.dpuf

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