Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102253
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About the Course:
Stress among parents and other primary caregivers of children with developmental disabilities is pervasive and linked to lower quality of life, unhealthy family functioning, and negative psychological consequences. However, few programs address the needs of parents or caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. A mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program is a well-suited approach for these parents and caregivers, who may be overwhelmed by their children’s situation, anticipating future challenges and reliving past traumas. We aimed to develop, implement, and evaluate the feasibility of an MBSR program designed for this population in a community-based participatory setting.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals With Developmental Disabilities: A Community-Based Approach created by Alicia Bazzano, Christiane Wolfe, Lidia Zylowska, Steven Wang, Christopher Barrett, and Danise Lehrer
Journal/Publisher:Journal of Child and Family Studies
Publication Date:Published On-Line December 3, 2013
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about mindfulness based stress reductions. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Identity components of a mindfulness based stress reduction approach for parents and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Describe the design, implementation, content, and goals associated with the parent training classes employed in this study.
- Assess the outcomes of the intervention in terms of perceived stress reduction and improved psychological well-being.
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