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Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course by Amanda W. Harrist
  

Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course

Part of the Emerging Issues in Family and Individual Resilience Series
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Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course by Amanda W. Harrist

This comprehensive resource offers a detailed framework for fostering resilience in families caring for their older members. Its aim is to improve the quality of life for both the caregivers themselves as much as for those they support. Robust interventions ---are presented to guide family members through chronic and acute challenges in areas such as emotional health, physical comfort, financial aspects of care, dealing with health systems, and adjusting to transition. Examples, models, interviews, and an extended case study identify core concerns of caregiving families and avenues for nurturing positive adaptation. Throughout, contributors provide practical applications for therapists and other service providers in diverse disciplines, and for advancing family resilience as a field. Included in the coverage:Therapeutic interventions for caregiving families.Facilitating older adults' resilience through meeting nutritional needs.Improving ergonomics for the safety, comfort, and health of caregivers. Hope as a coping resource for caregiver resilience and well-being.Perspectives on navigating care transitions with individuals with dementia.Planning for and managing costs related to caregiving. Family Caregiving offers a new depth of knowledge and real-world utility to social workers, mental health professionals and practitioners, educators and researchers in the field of family resilience, as well as scholars in the intersecting disciplines of family studies, human development, psychology, sociology, social work, education, law, and medicine.

About the Author

Amanda W. Harrist received her Ph.D. in Child Development at the University of Tennessee. She is currently Associate Director for Education and Translation at the Center for Family Resilience at Oklahoma State University, where she is also a Professor of Human Development and Family Science. Her research is focused on understanding psychosocial risk and protective processes in children's social contexts, particularly the parent-child relationship and peer relations at school. Whitney A. Bailey earned her Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology from Michigan State University. Trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist with a focus on care families, Dr. Bailey dedicates her time to education, advocacy, and translation, having served in medical, human service, and political realms. Currently a faculty member at Oklahoma State University, she holds the Bryan Close Professorship in Adulthood & Aging and proudly serves the Cooperative Extension Network as Oklahoma's Caregiving State Specialist. Dr. Bailey has lead multiple federal, state and foundation grants with an exclusive focus on understanding the ways care families experience the complex networks designed to serve them. Recognized numerous times for outstanding teaching and mentorship, Dr. Bailey is passionate about human services professionals' readiness to serve an aging world.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th November 2017

Author

Amanda W. Harrist

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Publisher

Springer International Publishing AG

Format

Hardback
146 pages

Categories

Sociology: family & relationships
Adoption & fostering
Care of the elderly
Child & developmental psychology

ISBN

9783319647821

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