Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Special Needs Children

July 17, 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14 & 21, 2024
9:30-11 a.m. ET

via Zoom

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidence-based program designed to equip caregivers with a range of self-care tools to help them reduce personal stress and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers. This is a program to help the caregiver take care of themselves.

This 6-week program will help you take care of yourself while caring for a relative or friend (no professional caregivers, please). You will benefit from the workshop whether you are helping a child, friend or someone who lives at home, in a home, or across the country. Please note that this workshop will not focus on specific diseases or hands-on caregiving for the care receiver.

This workshop will give YOU, the family caregiver, tools to:

  • Help you reduce stress
  • Communicate effectively with other family members, your doctor, paid help
  • Take care of yourself
  • Reduce guilt, anger, and depression
  • Help you relax
  • Make tough decisions
  • Set goals and problem-solve

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Handling Stress
  • Hiring in-home help
  • Understanding depression
  • Making legal and financial decisions

Registration for Powerful Tools for Caregivers is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15, 2024.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Abigail Cudney at ajcudney@msu.edu or Georgina Guzmán at gguzman@msu.edu.