Preventing Caregiver Burnout: Understanding Stress

12:00 pm-1:00 pm
CEUs: $25.00
No CEUs: $15.00
1.0 CEUs available for:
  • LSW/LISW/SWA (CSWMFT #: RSX069601)
  • LPC/LPCC (RCX031303)
  • LNHA (BELTSS: 40044-SS-22)
  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with CSWMFT board)

Session 4 of a 4-part "Preventing Caregiver Burnout" series (attendance to all 4 not required to receive CEUs).
March 16th: Creating your Self-Care Plan
July 11th: Illuminating Hope in Uncertain Times
September 12th: What’s in YOUR Courage Tool Kit?
November 9th: Understanding Stress

We often talk about feeling stressed. Understanding what causes stress, what it looks and feels like for each person, and learning ways to cope with stress can help each of us manage our daily lives. So, what is stress? Stress is defined as physical or emotional tension caused by thoughts or events. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. It can be helpful when it keeps you safe from harm or helps you achieve a goal but can be harmful when it lasts for a long time with no periods of relief.

Every time we solve a difficult problem, face an uncomfortable situation, or survive a crisis, we build confidence that we can do it again. You have the ability to thrive and grow as you gain coping skills and recognize your strengths and limits. Know what you can do, and know when to ask for help. You can be confident as you cope and manage the stress of daily life.

At Courage to Caregivers, we know that the stress of caregiving has been found to take ten years off of a caregivers life. Stress is literally killing us. Finding healthy coping strategies and techniques to reduce stress can ultimately prevent caregiver burnout and help caregivers reclaim ten years!


  • Understand stress, and the stress of the pandemic specifically, and its effects on our bodies, emotions and behaviors.
  • Discover a minimum of one strategy to better cope and manage stress that can be incorporated into daily practice.
  • Determine one goal that will incorporate this new coping strategy.

Speakers:  Kristi Horner and Jenny Woodworth, LSW, MSW

Kristi Horner is the Founder and Executive Director for Courage to Caregivers. Kristi graduated from Denison University with a BA in Economics. Throughout her career she has worked for a variety of nonprofits as Director of Special Events, Director of Volunteers and Director of Admissions.

In 2014, she lost her brother to suicide. She had been one of her brother’s mental illness long-distance caregivers for four years. He lived with depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. As someone who supported someone she loved very much, living with mental illness, she knew there had to be a better way to support mental illness caregivers and the idea for Courage to Caregivers was born!

Jenny Woodworth, MSW/LSW, serves as Director of Programs and Support Group leader for Courage to Caregivers. Jenny graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has been committed to helping families and individuals ever since. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at Cleveland State University. Jenny’s experiences in caring for people both personally and professionally are varied but she strives to bring compassion, a sense of humor and hope in all her interactions.



Class sizes are limited, so register early.  Classes with low registrations may be canceled.  If the class is canceled or moved, participants will be contacted via email at least 24 hours in advance.

Classes start and end on time.  To ensure a quality experience for all, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class start time and find a seat.  CEU credits will be adjusted 0.25 credit hours for every 15 minutes not in attendance; adjusted certificates will be emailed to participants within 3 business days after the training.  Hard copies of certificates will be mailed upon request.

It is difficult to control room temperature to everyone's comfort level.  We suggest you dress in layers that can be adaptable to warm and cool temperatures.

For auditing purposes, arrival and departure times and signature are required on attendance sheets.