Establishing Empirically-Informed Practice With Caregivers: Findings From the CARES Program
caregiving, social work practice, treatment fidelity
There is increasing interest in delivering efficacious interventions to caregivers. This study reports on the processes and findings from a modified approach of the Wraparound System of Care. The practice model is implemented over 4 phases and is based on 3 theoretical constructs and 10 principles. The evaluation utilized treatment fidelity measures and employed a quasi-experimental pretest/posttest design to examine caregiver outcomes (N = 120). Findings suggest significant improvement among caregivers’ self-reported health, life satisfaction, well-being, and quality of life, as well as a reduction in caregiver risk and burden. Delineation of the processes used in the model are presented.
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Journal of Gerontological Social Work, v. 57, issue 6-7, p. 585-601
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Black, Kathy, "Establishing Empirically-Informed Practice With Caregivers: Findings From the CARES Program" (2014). Aging Studies Sarasota Manatee Campus Faculty Publications. 29.
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