The Resource Families of children with developmental disabilities : understanding stress and opportunities for growth, David W. Carroll

Families of children with developmental disabilities : understanding stress and opportunities for growth, David W. Carroll

Label
Families of children with developmental disabilities : understanding stress and opportunities for growth
Title
Families of children with developmental disabilities
Title remainder
understanding stress and opportunities for growth
Statement of responsibility
David W. Carroll
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume reflects the culmination of my professional and personal journeys. I became the father of a child with cerebral palsy shortly after beginning a faculty appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1978 and spent the next 22 years balancing my professorial responsibilities with those of the father of a child with serious medical needs. I consulted physicians, worked with physical and occupational therapists, and attended meetings with educators. Along the way, I learned a fair amount about the legal and cultural aspects of disability and reflected on how my son's disabilities pervaded virtually every aspect of my life. Parenting a child with a developmental disability influences a person emotionally, physically, socially, and financially. Although much research has examined how families respond to the challenges of a child with a developmental disability, no single volume pulls all of the research together. I anticipate that this volume will be useful to developmental psychologists interested in family dynamics, particularly those interested in how the stresses associated with children with developmental disabilities influence family interactions. The volume should also be of value to clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals who provide services to families touched by disability. The volume is organized developmentally. It begins with the initial reactions of parents to a child with an unexpected health condition, then analyzes the family as a system of interconnected members adapting to a child with developmental issues, and finally discusses how family dynamics shift when an individual with a disability approaches adulthood. I also expect that clinical psychologists will find much of value here. The experience of parenting a child with a disability is undeniably stressful, and some parents may benefit from professional help. On the other hand, parents often find meaning and benefit in their lives with children with disabilities. I believe that the characterization of the mix of emotions found here will be useful for clinicians who treat families of children with disabilities"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
362.4/043
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ759.913
LC item number
.C37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Families of children with developmental disabilities : understanding stress and opportunities for growth, David W. Carroll
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Initial experience and reactions -- Stress, coping, and growth -- Family change and reorganization -- Medical issues and medical professionals -- Special education, inclusion, and advocacy -- Social exclusion and social support -- Developmental disabilities through the life span -- Life challenges and life stories -- Death and bereavement -- Clinical implications -- Conclusions and future directions -- References
Control code
ocn854909058
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433813290
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b30376002
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854909058
  • pebcl1433813297

Library Locations

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