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PEARLS (Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors) Toolkit


Description

The Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) is a community-based treatment program, which uses problem-solving treatment, social and physical activation, and increased pleasant events to reduce depression in physically impaired and socially isolated older adults. The PEARLS toolkit provides a set of tools and a guide to assist in the implementation of the program.

The toolkit includes:
  • Background on PEARLS
  • Background on problem solving treatment
  • Recruitment and screening
  • PEARLS sessions
  • Data management
  • Clinical supervision
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A: Recruitment and screening
    • Appendix B: PEARLS sessions
    • Appendix C: Data management
    • Appendix D: Implementation and training plans

Free registration is required to access this tool.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.pearlsprogram.org/Training/PEARLS-Toolkit.aspx

Developer

Aging and Disability Services and Senior Services of Seattle/King County, WA; Interactive Outcomes; University of Washington, Health Promotion Research Center

Funding Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); Washington State Aging and Disability Services Administration


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 04/2008
  • Original Summary: 07/2009
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Last updated: February 09, 2011.