About the Program
New stroke survivors and caregivers have emotions, concerns and questions that are best addressed by those who have personal experience. That’s why the American Stroke Association developed the ShareGivers™ Peer Visitor Program. It connects stroke survivors who are at least 18 months post-stroke with recent stroke patients to provide support, information and encouragement.
This important information is delivered by trained peer visitors — stroke survivors who can share their own personal perspective. After completing the ShareGivers™ training course, peer visitors are uniquely equipped with the skills to share their experience, encourage progress and lend support to stroke survivors and their families throughout the recovery process.
The turnkey SharegiversTM Peer Visitor Program Facilitator Kit provides specific instructions on how to start and implement a program in your facility as well as material to support and promote it. You also receive access to the SharegiversTM Web site for support and updates.
The program includes:
Twelve lesson plans, each 1–2 hours in duration, that can be covered in 6–12 sessions
Lessons 1–8 cover the needs of stroke survivors and family. Topics include causes and consequences of stroke, stress, self-esteem and more. Can also be offered as a stand-alone stroke education course for a general audience.
Lessons 9–12 teach active listening skills and the essential guidelines for visiting.
DVD with 4 programs
- What is Aphasia
- Living with Disability
- Secondary Prevention
Visit kramesstore.com/sharegivers to place your order for a SharegiversTM Kit or any of the supporting products.
If you have already purchased the program kit and wish to become a certified facilitator or download additional program resources, visit our program site.