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Evidence-based Programs for Family Caregivers

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN) 

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

Chronic stress undermines the physical and emotional health of family caregivers. It affects  spousal caregivers differently than adult children. The Stress-busting Program for Family  Caregivers is an evidence-based program that meets the Administration on Community  Living’s highest criteria, and is proven to reduce stress, anger and anxiety, and improve the  quality of life of family caregivers. Learn how this nationally recognized, master trainer–lay  leader model can be adopted in your community.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of chronic stress on the physical and psychological health of family caregivers;
  • Identify eight coping mechanisms that assist in dealing with chronic stress;
  • Distinguish how stress impacts spousal caregivers and adult children differently; and,
  • Understand the highest criteria for an evidence-based program.

Presenters:

Sharon Lewis, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, formerly Castella Distinguished Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio, is the developer of the Stress-Busting for Family Caregivers. She is an experienced researcher in the area of bio-behavioral interventions and family caregivers.
Carol Zernial has a master’s degree in Social Gerontology, has worked in the field of aging for more than 20 years, and was named the Outstanding Professional in Aging in Texas in 2008 for her contributions to the field. She serves as the executive director of the WellMed Charitable Foundation and chairs the board for the National Council on the Aging.
Debbie Billa has had a 30-plus-year career in aging program administration as a state director, Area Agency on Aging director, and now as grants manager at the WellMed Charitable Foundation. She was named the 2010 Aging Professional of the Year by the Texas Conference on Aging.

 

 

 

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