ERIC Number: EJ966358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Restorative Integral Support (RIS) for Older Adults Experiencing Co-Occurring Disorders
Larkin, Heather; MacFarland, Nicole S.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v74 n3 p231-241 2012
The Restorative Integral Support (RIS) model is a whole person response that assists people to overcome adversity. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the association between stressors in childhood and multiple later-life health and social problems. Older adults experiencing co-occurring disorders are an under-served and vulnerable population where gaps in both practice models and research to inform effective service provision exist. The current empirical case study presents Senior Hope as one social service agency employing RIS to intervene on the linkage between ACEs and co-occurring disorders to assist older adults. RIS usefully articulates the way in which Senior Hope is developing ACE-informed programs that mobilize resilience and recovery to help older adults achieve positive mental health outcomes. Implementation and research on the RIS model is recommended to enhance services for groups with ACE characteristics.
Descriptors: Social Problems, Disease Control, Children, Older Adults, Models, Anxiety, Correlation, Mental Health, Outcomes of Treatment, Individual Characteristics, Child Abuse, Case Studies, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York