A qualitative evaluation of an innovative resilience-building camp for young carers
Cunningham, Lauren C., Shochet, Ian M., Smith, Coral L., & Wurfl, Astrid (2016) A qualitative evaluation of an innovative resilience-building camp for young carers. Child & Family Social Work. (In Press)
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Young carers are at increased risk of developing mental health and social problems. The objective was to pilot a camp-based resiliencebuilding programme for young carers. Twelve young carers (12 to 14 years) recruited from Carers Queensland attended a 3-day resilience-building camp adapted from the Resourceful Adolescent Program. One month after the camp, carers participated in a semistructured telephone interview. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data. Two key themes emerged. The first, coping self-efficacy, included subthemes of affect regulation, interpersonal skills, and recognition of strengths and coping ability. The second key theme, social benefits, included opportunities for respite and social engagement. Overall, participants reported enjoying the camp and would recommend it to other young carers, yet they were able to provide some suggestions to improve future camps. Implementing an integrative resilience-building program such as the Resourceful Adolescent Program in a camp format shows promise as a way of both engaging and benefiting young carers, as well as selective populations more generally.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||prevention interventions, resilience, Resourceful Adolescent Program, young carers|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 John Wiley & Sons Ltd|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Cunningham, L. C., Shochet, I. M., Smith, C. L., and Wurfl, A. (2016) A qualitative evaluation of an innovative resilience-building camp for young carers. Child & Family Social Work [In Press], which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12286. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.|
|Deposited On:||04 May 2016 23:44|
|Last Modified:||08 May 2016 04:29|
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