American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program

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The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Family Caregiving Program is an interactive program in nine modules that educates informal caregivers on issues such as safety, general care, nutrition etc. Local American Red Cross chapters offer Leader training for anyone interested incorporating all or any of the modules in their work with caregivers.


American Red Cross

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering



How does it work?

Local chapters of the Red Cross conduct leader training. Interested professionals may also complete a self - study. Training and self-study include orientation to materials specific to the modules and scripted curriculum. Additional materials are available such as booklets and videos.

Why is it successful?

Recently the program was released to 900 Red Cross chapters nationwide. Chapters report strong interest from caregiving community based organizations that wish to become leaders and several chapters have received grant funding to deliver the presentations.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014