The growing trend for housing individuals who are developmentally disabled has been focused on community based housing; giving them an opportunity to live a less restricted lifestyle. With this shift of care, families who take on caregiving roles deal with insurmountable issues because of limited support and lack of services. Caregivers are faced with challenges such as impulsive behaviors, daily caregiving duties, and concerns about the future. These in turn take a toll on their physical and mental health. The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum for current and future family caregivers; with the aim of helping them to empower themselves and care recipients, to ultimately reduce barriers of communication within families, to address caregiving concerns, and to provide peer support throughout the curriculum. This curriculum includes three modules that educate caregivers about planning for the future, legal concerns, and community resources.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn K.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Curriculum development|
|Keywords:||Aging, Caregiver, Curriculum, Developmentally, Disabled|
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