Extension Educator, Family Life
509 Front Street,
Henry, IL 61537
Rachel Schwarzendruber earned a bachelor of science degree from Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana; and a master of arts degree from the University of Illinois.
Schwarzendruber is a master trainer for Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregiving. She has co-authored Intentional Harmony: Managing Work & Life curriculum; Caregiving Relationships for People Who Care for Adults; and More-Than-Words curriculums.
Schwarzendruber is a member of the American Society on Aging, National Council on Family Relations, Epsilon Sigma Phi and the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences.
Schwarzendruber's most recent professional awards include the 2003 IEAFCS Team Award for Intentional Harmony, Managing Work and Life; 2003 IEAFCS Communications Team Award for Parenting Again newsletter; and the 2002 ESP M. S. Williams team award for innovative programming.
Although Schwarzendruber presents information on all areas of family life, her area of expertise is in adult relationships and family caregiving.
Caregiving Relationships for Those Who Care for Adults -A curriculum addressing relationship issues faced by families caring for adults. Can be presented as a workshop for agency staff or as individual topic presentations.
Powerful Tools for Caregiving -A six week class series for caregivers of adults designed to help them take better care of themselves through recognizing and managing stress, learning communication skills and making action plans.
Intentional Harmony - Managing Work and Family -A new curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who are employed and strive to achieve harmony in both work and personal life.
Parent Education - Written newsletters, fact sheets and workshops for parents provide helpful information to parents.
Topics on aging issues - Workshops provide topics of interest to older adults or agencies working with the aging population.
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