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Caregiver Training

We offer a variety of trainings and workshops across the county throughout the year. Visit our events calendar for dates, times and locations. For more information about any of these trainings contact 1-855-ORE-ADRC (673-2372). Another great training resource is Oregon Care Partners.Family caregiving

Learning Series for Grandparents and Older Relatives Raising Children
The Tri-Counties are partnering for our first Learning Series for Grandparents and older Relatives Raising Children. This event aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for caregivers to come together to connect with one another, learn new skills and find valuable community resources.

Registration is now open!
Register online here.

Workshop Descriptions

That's a RAPP! Resource Fair

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.
Presented by Family Caregiver Support Program and community partners

RAPP stands for Relatives as Parents Program. During this virtual resource fair, you'll connect face to face with people who can support you. Learn about free resources, get your questions answered and connect with other caregivers. Presenters include Department of Human Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Kinship Navigator Program, Help Me Grow and FACT.

Let's be Honest-Family Conversations about Sexuality
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.
Presented by Olivia Jarratt and Austin Lea, Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette

This workshop will focus on helping caregivers strengthen their skills in being "askable" adults and supporting young people in conversations related to sexuality. The goal is to help participants recognize the important role they can play in helping their young people navigate the varied and conflicting messages in the world.

Managing Relational Stress and Building Resiliency
Saturday, June 11, 2022, 10-11:30 a.m.
Presented by Eileen Devine, LCSW, Brain First Parenting

In this training, participants will learn about relational stress and begin to normalize this in the context of all families. They will then learn to identify the signs and symptoms of stress, compassion fatigue, burnout and how these manifest in partnerships and family systems. This workshop also covers core values, "value clashes" we experience when managing challenging behaviors and our emotional response to this "clash." And finally, participants will learn about resiliency as it relates to parenting and practical ways to build resiliency.

Ongoing Trainings

Powerful Tools for Caregivers 
This six-week series focuses on self-care tools useful in dealing with daily stresses and challenges in family caregiving. It helps you make a plan to take care of yourself while caring for another.

SAVVY Caregiver
Designed for family or friends caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In this six-week class, caregivers learn how to provide the best care, coping skills for the stages of dementia, facts about the progression of dementia, understanding dementia and changes in your loved one.

An evidence-based program that works with family and friend caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. This program is designed to give caregivers tools to help reduce difficult behaviors their family members may be experiencing and increase pleasant times together. A trained consultant works one on one with a caregiver over six weeks to assist in problem solving and learning new strategies.