CARE EXTENSION PROGRAMS

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Pri-CARE

  • Primary CARE (Pri-CARE) is a group parenting program focused on building an attachment relationship between parents and their preschool-aged children.

  • Pri-CARE is implemented by providers via six (6) weekly 90-minute sessions for caregivers. The sessions incorporate role-play to practice and reinforce skills learned. Weekly assignments include home practice involving caregivers and their children. To tailor CARE to a population living with adversity and chronic familial stress, a stress education module is added.

  • Colocating Pri-CARE in a primary care clinic has shown improvement in child misbehavior and positive parenting attitudes.

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Integrated CARE

  • Integrated CARE provides broad CARE skills in a format fitting the integrated healthcare setting.

  • Caregivers attend an enrollment session and then three (3) CARE sessions occurring during health care visits, lasting approximately 20 to 30 minutes each visit.

  • Brief phone consultation is provided between visits.

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FosterCARE

  • FosterCARE expands CARE skills to foster care agencies, specifically to provide foster and kinship parents with basic skills for interacting with young children with trauma histories.

  • FosterCARE is implemented in two training sessions: an initial 4-hour training followed by a 2-hour training.

  • The trainings include a trauma education component specialized for children involved with the child welfare system.

  • FosterCARE encourages brief daily home practice between caregiver and child.

CARE for Families Who Serve

  • CARE for Families Who Serve tailors CARE skills to specifically address common issues impacting relationships within military service families, including maintaining a supportive base of child-adult relationships, engagement strategies, and family resilience.

  • It focuses on maintaining family connections while reducing stress for military families during all phases of deployment.

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CARE Connections

  • CARE Connections is an adaptation developed for all adults interacting with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • In addition to general CARE concepts, CARE Connections incorporates an overview of ASD and a focus on how characteristics of ASD impact social relationships, behavior, and learning.

  • CARE Connections serves as an important step for all adults to learn more effective means of communication with children with ASD, along with the goal of improving the child’s overall social development.

  • CARE Connections is accessible for caregivers, laypeople, and paraprofessionals.

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