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June 2022Vol. 23, No. 5Guide Offers Support for Caregiver Well-Being

Whether a caregiver is a birth, foster, adoptive, or grandparent, the role can be as challenging as it is rewarding. The stress associated with caregiving can lead to burnout, which can adversely affect relationships and one's capacity to provide care. 

Alia released Caregivers Guide to Wellbeing to highlight the importance of self-care and support and inspire caregivers—including those caring for children or adults—by providing them with the knowledge, encouragement, and manageable techniques needed to increase their well-being and joy.

Following a brief introduction and overview, the guide is divided into five parts that reflect the key principles of a well-being-focused lifestyle and culture:
  • Balance
  • Connection
  • Loss
  • Change
  • Antiracism/cultural well-being
Each colorful and easy-to-follow section provides key questions, considerations, and an opportunity for guided reflection and simple activities. 

Caregivers Guide to Wellbeing was developed by Alia with funding from the Carlson Family Foundation.