This section of the Briefcase is a compilation of web-based materials, tools, and organizations that psychologists may find useful in their work with family caregivers. While in some cases the resource may help inform the psychologist’s work with family caregivers, sometimes the psychologist may want to pass on the link or the information directly to the caregiver to help them with specific problems or provide them with an organized framework for the myriad of online caregiving resources.
As research and practice with family caregivers has grown over the past decade, so, too, have the number and breadth of available resources. There is now a wealth of materials about caregiving available on the Web and elsewhere. What follows is not an exhaustive listing but an organized, easy-to-use guide of key resources, including those pertinent for working with all family caregivers across the lifespan, as well as those targeted to specific groups of family caregivers. These specific groups include young caregivers, those caring for children, adults, older adults, service members and Veterans, individuals with disabilities, mental disorders, and addictive disorders. Some of the specific resources for psychologists and other professionals that are listed in this section include training videos, reports on best practices and educational handouts for family caregivers.