The ShareTheCaregiving organization (STCG), founded in 2004, rather than providing a service, is dedicated to advocating and educating people about the need and responsibility we have to help each other and offering them a rewarding way to do so – through sharing the care.
Using the step-by-step model, groups go far beyond just organizing. They become empowered during the first face-to-face meeting where everyone learns how Share The Care™ (STC) works, what skills and talents are available among the participants, and people commit to being part of the group.
STC provides detailed suggestions on maintaining the group’s efforts through the ups and downs that come with any challenge. The team learns the signals when they need to re-adjust their care as the needs or condition of the care recipient changes over time.
Our approach is along the lines of the proverb:
“GIVE A MAN A FISH AND HE WILL EAT FOR A DAY;
TEACH A MAN TO FISH AND HE WILL EAT FOR A LIFETIME.”
We are proud to say that participants of STC groups and even care recipients routinely go on to recommend this approach and even help other groups get on their feet. We recently spoke to a breast cancer survivor who once she had gone into remission was eager to help others. In fact, she was on her fourth STC group.
Your organization (alone or in conjunction with several others) can book a full day accredited professional training, a workshop, presentation, or book Founder Sheila Warnock to speak at your next professional (or caregiver) conference or upcoming event.
We also target students of social work and nursing as they will be in the trenches tomorrow. We are working towards getting a STC curriculum into schools and universities.
We provide email and telephone support and maintain the website to offer resources, stories, links to purchase the book, and much, more. The book rights to STC are owned by STCG.
What started as just a book has blossomed into an organization that is teaching and spreading the word about the model…and in some areas has even become a movement.
It is important to note that a research evaluation is also underway. Click here for details.