ERIC Number: ED295367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Family Caregiving Project. Proceedings of a Conference (Washington, D.C., June 23-24, 1986).
Berul Associates, Ltd., Rockville, MD.
The conference on "Support for Family Caregivers" reported in this document was designed to identify, encourage the development of, and disseminate information about effective approaches for strengthening the capacity of families to care for their impaired relatives. The first of two presentations in the opening plenary session reviews the needs and problems of families with developmentally disabled children, discusses state-level family support programs, assesses related policy issues, and explores private sector alternatives. The second presentation points out that over 75% of primary caregivers are female and suggests new and improved services which agencies might offer to family members. Four related group sessions deal with alternative ways of accessing services/products, relieving caregiver stress and providing respite, caregiver education and training and support groups, and how families are managing. A second set of plenary session presentations addresses the following topics: caregiving in Great Britain, consumer-directed preventive services, data on caregivers to the disabled elderly, and channeling as an intervention in which comprehensive case management allocates appropriate community services to the elderly while allowing them to remain in their own homes. Two final group sessions discuss private sector foundation and small business support for family caregiving, and public policies and family caregiving. A list of participants is appended. (JW)
Descriptors: Community Services, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Family Problems, Family Programs, Family Relationship, Family Structure, Older Adults, Private Agencies, Public Policy, Respite Care, State Programs
Project SHARE, P.O. Box 2309, Rockville, MD 20852.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD. Project Share.
Authoring Institution: Berul Associates, Ltd., Rockville, MD.