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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Newsletter

May, 2023

PTC Announcements

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Considerations and Resouces for Caregivers

May is mental health awareness month. As most of us know, the role of family or friend caregiver is often associated with increased of or the development of mental health issues. In the month of May, it is important to consider how caregiver mental health can be protected and improved despite the individual circumstances of care situations. By working together to improve caregiver mental health, we can address this public health concern and improve individual wellbeing and care relationships.

Resources for Caregiver Mental Health:


The Family Caregiver Alliance

Anxiety & Depression Association of America

Mayo Clinic

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Can you lead a PTC class series in Spanish, French, or Korean languages?

On occasion, we receive requests for class series to be taught in Spanish, French, or Korean, but, unfortunately, we are have incomplete information for some class leaders and master trainers.

If you speak Spanish, French, or Korean, please email ptcaregivers@iastate.edu that you would like to update your personal information. We will send you an online form where you can add this information.

With this updated information for each class leader, we will be better prepared connect caregivers and communities with the resources they need.

Please remember that if you need access to the Spanish, French, or Korean class leader materials to contact ptcaregivers@iastate.edu.

Interested in becoming a Master Trainer?

There is still space available for the

Master Trainer Training on June 6th!

·       Tuesday, June 6, 2023 1:00–3:00pm CST

·       Friday, August 18, 2023 10:00am–12:00pm CST


See requirements for becoming a PTC Master trainer.

If interested, please fill out the Master Trainer application form.

Contact PTC HQ & Access Materials


Be sure to add your upcoming PTC class series using the "add an upcoming class series" form.

Let us know about your upcoming class leader training events through this "class leader training confirmation" form.

Access Class Leader Material

Class Leader material can be accessed through the ISU Extension Store* and the PTC Website.

Access Master Trainer Material

Class Leader material can be accessed through the ISU Extension Store* and the PTC Website.

*When you set up your ISU Extension Store account, be sure to use the primary email address that PTC uses to contact you.

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