National Caregivers Month

APA provides resources to support psychologists in assisting family caregivers

November is National Family Caregivers Month. With an aging population and with many caring for ill and disabled children and young adults, an increasing number of people are family caregivers. The APA Family Caregiver Briefcase for Psychologists provides a wealth of resources to support psychologists in utilizing their skill and experience with families to assist family caregivers through individual and organizational practice, research, teaching and community service. The Briefcase is available on the Caregiver Briefcase webpage. In addition, in September, the APA Office on Aging and the U.S. Administration on Aging  cosponsored a webinar, Mental Health Needs of Family Caregivers: Identifying, Engaging and Assisting is available cost-free on the same webpage.