Arizona CarePRO Project (was Reach Out - change with amendment 1 seq 21)

Project: Research project

Description

he Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services (ADESDAAS), in a three-year collaborative partnership with the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging, the local Alzheimer Association, and Arizona State University, will achieve the following: Goal: Translate the program tools and strategies of the group intervention for family caregivers of persons with dementia known as Coping with Caregiving (CWC) into a community based program named Care Partners Reaching Out (CarePRO); assuring the intervention is accessible to diverse populations of caregivers throughout Arizona. Objective 1: Expand the reach of empirically-based caregiver interventions in Arizona by ensuring that CarePRO is available and accessible to diverse and underserved caregivers. Objective 2: Ensure CarePROs effectiveness by faithfully rendering the core elements of CWC that were used in REACH, while making the intervention more accessible and practical. Objective 3: Utilize formative evaluation to obtain ongoing feedback regarding ways to improve the delivery and adoption of CarePRO within the community. Objective 4: Assure the consistent delivery of the intervention through implementation of standardized training, focused workshop site selection, and supervised workshop delivery. Objective 5: Maintain and expand delivery of the CarePRO intervention to allow caregivers throughout Arizona an opportunity to learn the coping skills afforded. Expected outcomes for caregivers include: 1) reduction in depressive symptoms; 2) increased use of positive, adaptive coping strategies; 3) reduction in use of negative coping strategies; 4) reduction in their negative interactions with others.

Description

The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services (ADESDMS), in a collaborative partnership with the Arizona Area Agencies on Aging, the local Alzheimer Association, and Arizona State University, will achieve the following: Goal: Translate the program tools and strategies of the psychoeducational group intervention known as Coping with Caregiving (CWC) into a community based program named REACH Out, assuring the intervention is accessible to diverse populations of caregivers throughout Arizona. Objective 1: Expand the reach of empirically based caregiver interventions in Arizona by ensuring that REACH Out is available and accessible to diverse and underserved caregivers. Objective 2: Assure the elements of CWC that were used in REACH are implemented faithfully into REACH Out, while making the intervention more accessible and practical. Objective 3: Ensure REACH Out's effectiveness by faithfully rendering the program in all service settings through consistent training and focused workshop site selection. Objective 4: Utilize formative evaluation to obtain ongoing feedback regarding ways to improve the delivery and adoption of REACH Out with underserved populations. Objective 5: Maintain and expand delivery of the REACH Out intervention to allow caregivers throughout Arizona an opportunity to learn the coping skills afforded. Expected outcomes for caregivers include: 1) significant reduction in their depressive -: symptoms of caregivers, 2) increased use of positive, adaptive coping strategies; 3) reduction in use of negative coping strategies; and, 4) reduction in their negative interactions with others. Project products include: a final report, including evaluation results; training and operation manuals, and other materials required for replication; presentations and papers developed for both lay and professional audiences.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/1/098/30/13

Funding

  • Arizona Department of Economic Security: $856,967.00

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Caregivers
Psychological Adaptation
Education
Economics
Depression
Vulnerable Populations
Population
Dementia