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Workshops and Presentations for Faith Communities

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“Seeding STC in Your Community” Program

The “Seeding STC in Your Community” Program is a full-day professional training designed specifically for health professionals and the clergy so that each can introduce STC to their patients, families, parishioners and encourage them to consider STC as a positive and rewarding caregiving option. The training is limited to 40 to 60 participants.

The program is accredited by the VT State Nurses’ Association so that RNs can receive continuing education credits (6.25 hrs).

Who can be trained?  Nurses, social workers, hospice workers, hospital discharge personnel, chaplains, geriatric care managers, therapists, support group program leaders, students of social work and nursing.  Volunteers who work in hospice or faith-based programs, and in caregiver support programs are also well positioned to identify needs and help people understand the benefits that can result from a created “caregiving family”.

Interested local and government organizations, faith communities, hospitals and hospices have pooled funds or received grants to host a training in order to establish the STC model locally.

Trainees learn:

  • ways to motivate patients and families to accept help
  • the key steps to organize a first group meeting
  • how groups can utilize the skills and talents within the group
  • ways STC groups can maintain their efforts over time
  • how a group can maximize everyone’s skills and talents
  • the signals that the group needs to readjust to the changing needs of their care recipient
  • what it feels like to work in a mock STC with people they don’t know to cover their critical needs

For information or to receive a detailed proposal, please contact us ( to schedule a call to discuss so we can tailor it to your needs.

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