REACH Intervention

Learn about the REACH Intervention, a program designed to reduce caregiver burden and improve or sustain caregiver physical and emotional health. 

Valorie Taylor, Child and Family Service (CFS) will speak about the Implementation of the RCI REACH program into CFS’s Caregiver Programs.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
15 Craigside, Top Floor
15 Craigside Place, Honolulu, HI 96817

Please RSVP by Monday, March 13, 2013 to:Felicia Marquez Wong or Valorie Taylor.

Child and Family Service is pleased to have received a grant from the Rosalyn Carter Institute to implement the RCI-REACH program. We are one of 5 agencies that was awarded this national grant.

CFS is pleased to have Laura Bauer come to Hawaii to train us in this evidence based program. She has agreed to present information on this program to the community.  Laura is Director of National Initiatives for the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) at Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) in Americus, Georgia.

Co-author of the RCI’s signature training program, Caring for You, Caring for Me – Education and Support for Family and Professional Caregivers, 2nd Edition; Laura has co-authored journal articles in Health & Social Work (2006) Educational Gerontology (2004), Generations (2010), and Aging Today (2012) and contributed chapters to Voices of Caregiving (LaChance Publishing, 2008) and Re-Creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging (Health Professions Press, 2008). 

Laura is a Certified Trainer in 4 evidence-based caregiving interventions: Savvy Caregiver, The Future is Now, RCI REACH, and Problem-Solving Training for Family Caregivers of Returning Soldiers. She also teaches 2 courses in the RCI’s Certificate in Caregiving Program at Georgia Southwestern. 

Laura has previously worked as a counselor for at-risk youth at an outdoor therapeutic program and as a child abuse investigator. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and also holds a Certificate in Gerontology from GSW. Laura sits on the Board of Governors for the We Are Family Foundation in NYC and on the Board of Directors for the Mattie J. T. Stepanek Foundation. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Alpha Alpha, and the American Association of University Women.

An advocate for social justice, the environment, caregiving issues, and peace; Laura enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, photography, bird-watching, dancing, and music of all genres. She and her dog Katie are a certified Pet Partner animal therapy team; regularly volunteering their services at local elementary schools, hospices, hospitals and nursing homes.