Preventing Caregiver Burnout: What's in Your Courage Toolkit?

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 (CSWMFT #: RCX031303)

  • LNHA (BELTSS: 39917-SS-22)

  • Nurses ​(via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)


Session 2 of a 4-part "Preventing Caregiver Burnout" series.
Attendance to all 4 is 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

Sometimes we need to find the courage to have healthy boundaries, and learn to let go. The concepts of letting go and surrender sometimes have a negative slant. They might feel like a failure, unable to finish a task or meet a goal, or giving up. But both actually show a high level of insight into your abilities, strengths, and the importance of the task.
When we reframe these ideas by looking at how they can help us grow and improve, we can find the benefits to ourselves and those around us.

When we are ready to let go and surrender, we experience radical acceptance. Also known as living life on life’s terms, it is about not resisting what you can’t or don’t want to change.

Radical acceptance is recognizing the truth in life, even when it is painful or fails to meet our expectations. Refusing to accept life as it is can be exhausting. Radical acceptance is the goal you achieve when you choose to let go and surrender those parts of your life that aren’t serving you. It is a more comfortable and calmer place to be than staying in the fight!


  • Understand the relationship between fear and courage, and its effects on our bodies, emotions and behaviors
  • Discover ways to show courage, and overcome fear, that can be incorporated into daily practice
  • Identify the many ways we show courage - from finding strength amidst adversity to letting go to surrender
  • Determine one goal that will focus on becoming a more courageous (professional and/or unpaid family) caregiver

About the 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.