March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free In-Person Training
Care for the Family Caregiver: Using Self Care to Combat Compassion Fatigue
Friday, May 13, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
at Life Point Church, Chambersburg
This presentation and the free classes are funded by Summit Endowment. Registrants must be Franklin County residents or employees.
Are you taking care of a child, parent or other family members with developmental or medical needs? Are you struggling with the stress of caring for them? Is the day to day stress impacting your daily life? Participants will learn how to identify stressors and learn strategies to decrease depression and anxiety of being a family caregiver. Stress Relief Kits will be given to participants at the live presentation. Participants will also be offered a free yoga class at Lotus Moon Gallery and Yoga and a free fun art make and take session at Hammer & Stain Chambersburg.
- Define and explain the following terms: compassion fatigue, burn out and stress.
- Understand the difference between compassion fatigue and burn out and how the two terms are related.
- Understand how stress impacts the body, mind and soul.
- Practice tips for self-regulation techniques.
- Family caregivers who provide care to family members with developmental and medical needs.
- Professional Caregivers who support families.
Gerrie Reddinger is an English Teacher at the Yellow Breeches Educational Center in Carlisle. She was previously the Children’s Program Coordinator and Special Instructor for PennCares Support Services. Gerrie has a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood from California University of PA and has spent the last twenty years working with children and families. She has taught several courses in addressing emotional and physical needs of staff in the health care profession. Gerrie is an active member of her community and volunteers with Boy Scouts, Bermudian Springs Middle School, Camp Nawakwa and Trinity Lutheran Church.
PennCares Cancellation Policy
- PennCares Support Services reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.
- PennCares reserves the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.
- If PennCares cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
Postponement: Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
Substitutions and Transfers: We understand that circumstances may occur to prevent you from attending a training. If you find that you are unable to attend one of PennCares’ trainings, you have several options:
- Send a substitute: Substitutions are accepted as long as a written request is received. Substitutions may be made without penalty provided the original registrant contacts PennCares at email@example.com to request this change.
- Transfer to another course: Transfers are accepted up to the day of the event as long as a written request is received. In the event the registrant cannot attend a scheduled course for which he or she is enrolled, registration can be transferred to another course.
- Refund of monies: Requests for refunds must be made in writing and received by the training refund deadline stated on the training registration form. (See below for cancellation policy).
Registration Cancellation by Participant
- Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to request a refund for your registration is 5 business days before the event.
- Registration cancellations requested prior to the deadline will be eligible to receive a refund less a 5% administration fee. *
- Cancellations received less than 5 business days before the event will not be eligible for a refund and will be billed for the total cost.
- Registered no-shows are not eligible for a refund and will be billed the total cost.
- Cancellations will be accepted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
- All refund requests must be made by the attendee/payee.
- Refund requests must include the name of the attendee, the training date, and payment method.
These above policies apply to all PennCares trainings unless otherwise noted in the corresponding event materials. Please read all individual event information thoroughly.