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

@article{Bazzano2015MindfulnessBS,
  title={Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities: A Community-Based Approach},
  author={Alicia Bazzano and Christiane Wolfe and Lidia Zylowska and Steven Wang and Erica Schuster and Christopher B. Barrett and Danise Lehrer},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={298-308}
}
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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