Family Caregiving

Fostering Resilience Across the Life Course

  • Whitney A. Bailey
  • Amanda W. Harrist

Part of the Emerging Issues in Family and Individual Resilience book series (EIIFR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carolyn S. Henry, Rebecca L. Hubbard, Kristopher M. Struckmeyer, Todd A. Spencer
    Pages 1-26
  3. Chan M. Hellman, Jody A. Worley, Ricky T. Munoz
    Pages 81-98
  4. Louise A. Schroeder, Sissy R. Osteen
    Pages 121-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book


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.


    Family Caregiving Caring for Older Adults Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren Health Effects of Caregiver Stress Family Resilience Working with Care Families Services for Care Families Caregiving Policy Family Well-Being Caring for Children with Special Needs Family Therapy

    Editors and affiliations

    • Whitney A. Bailey
      • 1
    • Amanda W. Harrist
      • 2
    1. 1.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
    2. 2.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA

    Bibliographic information

    • DOI
    • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
    • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
    • eBook Packages Social Sciences
    • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64782-1
    • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64783-8
    • Series Print ISSN 2366-6072
    • Series Online ISSN 2366-6080
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