PC-CARE: A Brief Intervention for Caregivers and Children Together
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What is PC-CARE?
PC-CARE is a 6-week intervention for parents/guardians and children together. PC-CARE is designed to improve the quality of the caregiver-child relationship and to teach caregivers skills to help them manage their children’s difficult behaviors. In PC-CARE, therapists teach and coach caregivers to increase their positive caregiving skills and to find the behavior management strategies that are most effective for their family.
Who is PC-CARE for?
- Caregivers who:
- Are interested in improving their relationship with their child and in learning new caregiving skills
- Have had their child in their custody for a long or relatively short time (e.g. foster, adoptive, relative, reunited parent)
- Are willing to spend five minutes in play with their child daily
- Children who:
- Are between the ages of about 2 and 10 years
- May be disruptive, defiant, and/or aggressive at home and/or school o May have experienced a traumatic event that is impacting behaviors and/or relationships o May be adjusting to a new home (e.g., foster, reunification) or situation (e.g., parental separation, new sibling)
Goals of PC-CARE:
Caregivers and children will learn new ways to communicate, self-regulate their emotions, and manage difficult behaviors.