Caregiver perceptions of Parent Peer Support Services within the Wraparound Service Delivery Model
June 19, 2017 | NWI
Citation: Gopalan, G., Horen, M.J., Bruns, E., Corey, M., Meteyer, S., … Matarese, M. (2017). Caregiver perceptions of Parent Peer Support Services within the Wraparound Service Delivery Model. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(7), 1923–1935.
Abstract: This qualitative study examined caregivers’ perceptions of Parent Peer Support (PPS) services, embedded in the Wraparound service delivery model for youth with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances (SEBD), to identify potential engagement facilitators and barriers. Interview questions examined caregivers’ expectations about PPS, reasons for accepting or refusing PPS, and caregivers’ perceived impact of PPS. Caregivers indicated that PPS provided several benefits for themselves, youth in the care, and their families. However, potential barriers to ongoing engagement included perceived intrusiveness, as well as misalignment between services offered and caregivers’ needs.