• Mental Illness Caregiver Burnout Prevention


Mental Illness Caregiver Burnout Prevention

JUNE 16, 2021 | 10:00 am – 11:45 am

Deadline for registration is June 15

1.5 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Courage to Caregivers is a nonprofit located in Northeast Ohio with the mission to provide hope, support, and courage to caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness. Our non-profit launched in November 2018 with three signature programs: One-to-One Caregiver Peer Support, Breathing Meditation classes and Support. Our session, Mental Illness Caregiver Burnout Prevention, will look at our unique solution to the problem of caregiver burnout. We will differentiate compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout, to better understand this growing public health problem. When caregivers take better care of themselves, they provide better care to those in their care. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.


  1. Identify the difference between compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout.
  2. Discover new ways to empower family caregivers to cope and manage the stress of caregiving.
  3. Recognize the role of the family caregiver on the care team for someone living with mental illness.


  • 10:00am – Introductions and Overview
  • 10:05am – Compassion Fatigue vs. Caregiver Burnout
  • 10:10am – Evidence-Based Research to Support our Solution
  • 10:15am – Caregiver Stats
  • 10:25am – The Importance of the Role of the Caregiver on the Care Team – The Ripple Effect
  • 10:35am – Courage to Caregivers’ Unique Solution and Approach
  • 10:40am – Mental Illness Caregiver Personas: What We’ve Seen
  • 10:55am – Pandemic Silver Linings: What We’ve Seen & Future Implications
  • 11:05am – Caregiver Journey
  • 11:15am – The 7 Cs
  • 11:30am – Questions
  • 11:45am – Close

Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.

Presented by:

Kristi Horner

Founder and Executive Director, Courage to Caregivers

Kristi Horner is the Founder and Executive Director of Courage to Caregivers. In 2014, Kristi lost her brother to suicide. She supported him through his journey with depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. After supporting someone 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

Program Coordinator, Courage to Caregivers

Jenny Woodworth serves as Program Coordinator as well as Support Group leader for Courage to Caregivers. Jenny spent most of her youth in West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She has been committed to helping families and individuals ever since. Having lived in the greater Cleveland area for over a decade now, she now calls this place home, completing 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.


Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. You may request an accommodation or inquire about accessibility as part of the Zoom registration process. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Deadline for registration is June 15

Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068