‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ Leader Training Set for April in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is hosting a two-day leaders class for the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program. This two-day training prepares and certifies individuals to successfully co-lead the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class series.

The next leader training will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April. 11 and 12 at The ARK, 502 West 5th North Street in Summerville. The cost is $350 per person. For more information, visit www.powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.

The Powerful Tools for Caregivers series is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend who has a chronic illness. Class leaders may be professionals or volunteers from health care, social services or faith based- organizations. Class leaders are encouraged to enroll as local teams of two but may also team with previously trained Powerful Tools for Caregivers class leaders to conduct six-week class series in their community.

The leader training includes:

* Scripted curriculum for both the caregivers of adults with chronic conditions as well as the caregivers of children with special needs classes.

* Intensive, experiential, and interactive training provided by a team of certified Powerful Tools for Caregivers master training.

* Learning and practicing group leadership and facilitation skills.

* DVDs used in caregiver classes.

* One-time certification fee.

Certified PTC Master Trainers from The ARK will conduct the class leader training. Class leaders will be fully prepared to co-lead Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes to groups of up to 15 family caregivers.

For more details, contact Naomi Cills at 843-471-1360.


The ARK is a local nonsectarian nonprofit outreach program providing comprehensive support services to families dealing with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. For more information, call 843-832-2357 or visit thearkofsc.org.

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