The Cost of Caring: An Overview of Family Caregiving and Caregiver Burden



The Cost of Caring: An Overview of Family Caregiving and Caregiver Burden

Wednesday, November 6th 2024

6:00pm to 8:00pm ET


Presenter: Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $50

Non-Members: $60

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This 2-hour webinar will provide an overview of the family caregiving crisis in the United States and explore the multifaceted impacts of caregiver stress and burden on more than 53 million unpaid family caregivers in the United States. The presenter will describe the prevalence of family caregiving and the typical responsibilities involved. The webinar will then delve into the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual effects that caregiving can have on the caregiver, including increased risk for depression, anxiety, chronic health conditions, and spiritual distress. Signs of caregiver burnout will be discussed, along with evidence-based strategies for preventing and addressing caregiver stress. By the end of the session, attendees will have the resources to comprehensively understand caregiver burden and be equipped to better support family caregivers.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Explain the prevalence and scope of family caregiving in the United States
2.    Identify and discuss the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual impacts of caregiver stress and burden
3.    Recognize signs of caregiver burnout and strategies for prevention

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R, Dawn Shedrick, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, consultant, educator and trainer. She founded JenTex Training and Consulting as a professional development firm for health and human service professionals. She has been her mother’s primary caregiver since 1996. She weaves her extensive experience in trauma-informed care, social justice, mental health care, and equitable health and mental health care for marginalized communities into her efforts to ensure caregivers have access to effective mental health care and social support. Dawn is the author of Courageous Contemplation: A Guided Journal for Family CareGivers of Chroniclly Ill, Disabled, and Elderly Loved Ones and her writing has been featured in the Sisters from AARP newsletter. Dawn is a lecturer at the Columbia University School of Social Work where she was an inaugural recipient of the Steven P. Schinke Teaching Innovation Award. She is a doctoral candidate at Teachers College-Columbia University where her action research engages caregivers in the development of tools to support emotional healing and wellness.  


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November 6th, 2024 from  6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $50.00
Non-Member $60.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 2.0