Women's Health

Family Caregivers Month

National Family Caregivers Month – celebrated each November — is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.

The pandemic brings even more challenges as family caregivers handle Caregiving in Crisis.

Celebrating Family Caregivers during NFC month enables all of us to:

  • Raise awareness of family caregiver issues
  • Celebrate the efforts of family caregivers
  • Educate family caregivers about self-identification
  • Increase support for family caregivers

Caregiver Action Network is the organization that chooses the theme for National Family Caregivers Month annually and spearheads celebration of NFC Month nationally. Each year, Caregiver Action Network makes materials available for general use, including the theme, a media kit, posters, sample proclamations, etc.

Caregiver Action Network (the National Family Caregivers Association) began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994. President Clinton signed the first NFC Month Presidential Proclamation in 1997 and every president since has followed suit by issuing an annual proclamation recognizing and honoring family caregivers each November.

https://caregiveraction.org/national-family-caregivers-month

Resources:

Caregiving for Person with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related Dementia

Care Plans Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers

Families with Special Needs: Caregiving Tips

Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the workplace and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide, one of the leading causes of job-related deaths. However it manifests itself, workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide. While more and more information on the causes of violence and how to handle it is becoming known, there is often no reasonable rationale for this type of conduct and, despite everything we know or do, violent situations happen. No employer is immune from workplace violence and no employer can totally prevent it. Federally Employed Women does not condone any acts of workplace violence and provides access to the below resources in an effort to its viewers to stay informed about this growing issue.

Office of Personnel Management: Dealing with Workplace Violence, a Guide for Agency Planners
Information about Office of Personnel Management’s Employee Assistance Programs
Presidential Memorandum — Establishing Policies for Addressing Domestic Violence in the Federal Workforce

Previous Awareness Month Themes & Resource Links

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November — Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

December — Managing Holiday Stress

Other Resource Links