Title

Brief Report #1: Engaging Students in Gerontological Practice and Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Keywords

caregivers, empirically-informed practice, gerontological concepts, program evaluation

Abstract

Caregivers Accessing Resources and Essential Services (CARES) is an innovative caregiver program that utilizes the “wraparound system of care” as its main intervention. The program is based on 10 core principles and conducted over a four-phase process. Undergraduate and graduate students gathered insight into the program’s unique practice model by way of internships and shadowing the program’s facilitators. Students are exposed to the unique needs of older caregivers who are disproportionately represented in the geographical area in which the program is located. In addition, students applied research concepts such as psychometric measures and treatment fidelity in evaluating the program. The program enhanced practice and research competencies along with knowledge of and sensitivity to older adult caregivers.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2014.921101

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v. 35, issue 3, p. 228-234

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

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