Supporting a family member with a developmental disability requires knowledge and skills, but family caregivers need information and skills that go beyond developmental disabilities and that focus on their own mental health and well-being.
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for Family Caregivers of People with Developmental Disabilities is a manual that guides facilitators through ACT workshops for family caregivers of people with developmental disabilities. It presents activities that promote the well-being of caregivers by increasing their psychological flexibility through mindfulness, acceptance and values-based processes consistent with the ACT model. With its emphasis on an experiential approach to learning ACT, the manual presents group interventions for both in-person and virtual training.
For more information about ACT training with this manual, visit https://actforcaregivers.com.