Psychosocial Difficulties for Parents of Special Children Essay by cee-cee

Psychosocial Difficulties for Parents of Special Children
A brief look at the psychosocial difficulties that parents of young children with severe disabilities may cope with during their child's early years.
# 114686 | 1,091 words | 9 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2009 in Psychology (Social) , Child, Youth Issues (Family Issues)


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Description:

The paper discusses the social isolation faced by parents of children with severe disabilities and examines studies that focus on parental stress and support and their effects on the parents' psychological health. The paper concludes that a great deal of stress exists for parents of children with severe disabilities and social support factors are likely to have an effect upon parents of children with severe disabilities.

Outline:
Introduction
Isolation Common Among Children With Learning Difficulties
Review of Meta-Analysis Relating to Parental Stress and Support
Summary and Conclusion

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Barakat LP, Linney JA. (1994) Optimism, appraisals, and coping in the adjustment of mothers and their children with spina bifida. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 1995;4:303-320.
  • Crocker, AC (1997) The Impact of Disabling Conditions in Children. Wallace RG, Biehl JC, MacQueen, and Blackman JA (Eds.), 1997 Mosby's Resource Guide to Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illness. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc. 1997.
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  • Fagan J, Schor D. Mothers of children with spina bifida: factors related to maternal psychosocial functioning. (1993) American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 1993;63:146-152. [PubMed]

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