Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Community-Based Approach

  title={Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Community-Based Approach},
  author={A. Bazzano and C. Wolfe and Lidia Zylowska and S. Wang and Erica Schuster and Christopher Barrett and Danise Lehrer},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
  • A. Bazzano, C. Wolfe, +4 authors Danise Lehrer
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Child and Family Studies
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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