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ERIC Number: ED356851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reducing Barriers to Participation in Family Caregiver Training: Respite Options for Caregiver Training.
White, Helga I.; Olson, Philip
This manual for professionals who offer, or are interested in offering, educational programs for family caregivers identifies obstacles to offering such programs and describes effective practices for dealing with these obstacles. The document's emphasis is on the process of providing educational programming, and not the content of the programming. The first of the manual's four chapters includes information about the scope of the caregiving experience and caregivers' needs for education and training. The second chapter highlights three models of effective practices for educational programs that increase attendance and provide respite for family caregivers of elderly family members while the caregivers are receiving the educational programming. The third chapter extracts some general principles from these and other successful models. Finally, the fourth chapter, which is designed specifically for rural practitioners, offers four case studies that demonstrate how the general principles from the models can be implemented in rural settings. Three appendices offer a bibliography of caregiving literature, a list of educational programs for caregivers, and a list of self-help resources to which families can be directed. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center on Rural Elderly.