ERIC Number: ED407787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-19
CARE: Caregiver Assistance, Resources, and Education. A Case Study of a Family-Centered Assessment and Intervention Model.
VanGalder, Candace Jayne
This pilot study, involving a mother and her 3-year-old child with developmental delays, developed, implemented, and evaluated a model of early intervention that incorporates family-centered assessment and intervention practices. The CARE (Caregiver Assistance, Resources, and Education) project model was both school-based and home-based. The family-centered system of assessment, planning, training, and monitoring was designed and evaluated in a formative process by the therapist/trainer. Additionally, a caregiver training model, CREFT (Child Relationship Enhancement Family Therapy), was applied to strengthen the child-caregiver relationship. The CREFT method trains caregivers in therapeutic skills in a play therapy setting. Eight 1-hour weekly sessions were conducted in either the home or school setting. The participating mother gained knowledge, skill, and confidence in guiding and supporting her child. The child subsequently gained skill and confidence in the self-care and fine motor areas addressed in the training. Appendices include the questionnaires used and CARE progress notations. (Contains 56 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Caregivers, Case Studies, Child Rearing, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Evaluation, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Home Programs, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Perceptual Motor Coordination, Play, Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Self Care Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Models, Training Methods, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Study conducted in the Holland Public School District, MI.