3 Ps in a Pod Programs


Free 3 Ps in a Pod Virtual Programs

for Direct Care Workers

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About 3 Ps in a Pod

Iowa CareGivers believes in providing direct care workers opportunities for Personal and Professional growth and enrichment through education and Peer networking. You’ll notice all three aspects included in the upcoming line-up of virtual programs.

Personal: A focus on taking care of yourself so that you can take care of others. How do you nurture your own health and well-being? How do you prevent burnout in a physically, mentally, emotionally challenging profession? Information to help you recharge and reconnect. Feeling appreciated for what you do!

Professional: Education, tools, and resources to build your skills and knowledge in the field of direct care. Information on mental health, diseases, community supports, dementia, oral care, brain injury, and other topics. Tips and techniques for providing hands-on care. How do you maintain both the health and safety of the individuals served as well as yourself? 

Peer: Building connections with others in the same profession. Networking through Caregiver Conversations on various topics. Sharing stories and tips with each other. Most importantly, knowing that you are a part of something bigger, something greater.




Ending the Silence

May 17, 2022 from 9 - 10 a.m.

May 17, 2022 from 3 - 4 p.m.


Presented by Liz Hanan, NAMI

Iowa NAMI’s Ending the Silence (ETS) program is designed to help individuals learn about signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and resources available for support or treatment. In a typical ETS presentation, presenters share their own stories to create a moving and interactive experience for those in attendance. Liz Hanan, Program Manager at NAMI Iowa, will share the ETS presentation, as well as resources available through NAMI Iowa.

Attendees will know how to recognize warning signs of mental illness and suicide.

Attendees will be informed on local and statewide resources for mental health crises. 



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Food to Improve Your Mood

June 21, 2022 from 9 - 10 a.m.

Presented by Anne Cundiff, RD, LD, FAND, 
Hy-Vee Corporate Dietitian

Health is more than just what you eat. How you eat can also affect overall mental health and mood. Choosing the right foods to boost your mood, being mindful of nutrients and developing healthy mealtime habits can ease the stress around good nutrition.

  • You will learn the 3 main foundations of health to improve your mood.
  • You will be able to list 3 nutrients that help improve your mood. 


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