Caregiver Support Line (CSL) Handouts & Past Presentations - VA Caregiver Support
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Caregiver Support Line (CSL) Handouts & Past Presentations

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Caregiver Support Line Telephone Education Group Monthly Presentations

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Select a link below to listen to training topics on-demand. Trainings are updated regularly so be sure to check back!

Own Your Emotions: Labeling and Communicating Your Feelings

This group will help you understand your emotions and how you react to them. Learn to share your feelings clearly so others understand you. Skills will be discussed to give you more control of your emotional reactions. Listen to this group and improve how you manage your emotions with success.

Caregiving and Mental Illness
The stigma and the symptoms of mental illness are difficult to cope with. These are tough challenges for those who care for a loved one with mental illness. In this group coping strategies are discussed. These tools can help you stay grounded as you deal with the upheavals of mental illness. Listen and find a path forward with less uncertainty.

We Serve All Who Serve: Recognizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Veterans and their Caregivers
LGBT Veterans have suffered from a long history of prejudice. This presentation focuses on their specific struggles and those of their caregivers. We will discuss the harmful effects of prejudice against this group. We will discuss the strengths this group has developed because of this. We will talk about their rights. We will explore their benefits and how the VA can help.


Choosing Your Words: Harnessing the Power of Communication
Taking care of another person can be stressful. You may juggle many demands. It helps to know how to communicate well when you are stressed. This session will help you identify what you need. It will also help you learn to communicate your needs clearly. When you have a lot to cope with it is so important to be able to communicate well. Good communication skills can help you care for yourself and your loved one. Listen to this presentation and learn how to advocate for yourself and the person you care for.


Setting Boundaries: Defining What is Best for You, the Caregiver
What is a personal boundary? Personal boundaries set a limit. They help others respect your space and your wishes. Caregivers have many demands. Setting good boundaries can help them manage those demands. This session will help you notice when your boundaries were crossed, or when you needed to set a limit. Skills that can help you communicate your limits in a positive way will be reviewed. Listen to this group and learn how to set healthy limits so you can care better for your own health and wellbeing.

Please note: caregivers accessing MyVeU for the first time will need to register.