Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course

by Amanda W. Harrist

Part of the Emerging Issues in Family and Individual Resilience Series

Family Caregiving Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783319647821
Publication date: 8th November 2017
Author: Amanda W. Harrist
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 146 pages
Categories: Sociology: family & relationships, Adoption & fostering, Care of the elderly, Child & developmental psychology,

About Amanda W. Harrist

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. ...

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