2012-12-27 / News

UPCAP to provide volunteer training

Participants address chronic pain issues

ESCANABA – UPCAP will be offering a four-day training for those who live with or care for someone with chronic pain. The training will take place on Jan. 8, 9, 15, and 16, in Escanaba.

The training certifies people to facilitate Chronic Pain Self- Management workshops in their communities, along with another trained leader. The chronic pain program is a six-week workshop developed by Stanford University that teaches practical skills for living a healthy life and managing issues related to chronic pain.

The program focuses on selfcare, goal setting, learning ways to deal with not feeling well, and sharing personal experiences with other group members. Ideal leaders are people living with chronic pain or who care for someone living with pain. Leaders do not need to be health care professionals.

Volunteers will receive assistance with travel expenses. Contact Tonya LaFave or Tammy Rosa at UPCAP at (800) 338-7227 for more information or to register.

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