Carer Participation: Training for People With Intellectual Disabilities in a Chinese Society

Gary C.T. Wong, Chung Yee Zenobia Chan

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Abstract

People with intellectual disabilities require training to improve independence, and carers are important partners in the process. Studies show that carers are able to motivate family members with intellectual disabilities to participate in training. In addition, family members may serve as cotrainers. To increase carers' participation, it is necessary to empower them with training techniques and develop strategies to relieve their stress. This article aims to explore the effects of carer support to enhance training quality of daily living skills for their family member with intellectual disabilities, through the use of care case studies, in the context of families living in Hong Kong. A model of multiple case studies is adopted. Three cases are analyzed to illustrate various modes of carer participation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Family Social Work
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012

Keywords

  • carer participation
  • intellectual disabilities
  • training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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