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ERIC Number: EJ1136891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Examining the Efficacy of a Family Peer Advocate Model for Black and Hispanic Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Jamison, J. M.; Fourie, E.; Siper, P. M.; Trelles, M. P.; George-Jones, Julia; Buxbaum Grice, A.; Krata, J.; Holl, E.; Shaoul, J.; Hernandez, B.; Mitchell, L.; McKay, M. M.; Buxbaum, J. D.; Kolevzon, Alexander
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n5 p1314-1322 May 2017
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects individuals across all racial and ethnic groups, yet rates of diagnosis are disproportionately higher for Black and Hispanic children. Caregivers of children with ASD experience significant stressors, which have been associated with parental strain, inadequate utilization of mental health services and lower quality of life. The family peer advocate (FPA) model has been utilized across service delivery systems to provide family-to-family support, facilitate engagement, and increase access to care. This study used a randomized controlled design to examine the efficacy of FPAs in a racially and ethnically diverse sample. Results demonstrate significantly increased knowledge of ASD and reduced levels of stress for caregivers who received the FPA intervention as compared to treatment as usual.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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