Title

Establishing Empirically-Informed Practice With Caregivers: Findings From the CARES Program

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

caregiving, social work practice, treatment fidelity

Abstract

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.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/01634372.2013.865696

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Journal of Gerontological Social Work, v. 57, issue 6-7, p. 585-601

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Yes

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