Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is an evidence-based, self-care education program for family caregivers. Originally developed caregivers of adults with chronic conditions, Powerful Tools for Caregivers has expanded the program to include classes for parents of children with special needs. This is not a support group but rather a 6-week education program where focus is on the caregiver and developing skills and knowledge for self-care.
NDSU Extension began the PTC program in May 2013. Today there are 35+ trained Class Leaders offering workshops to family caregivers across the state.