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Parentning and Disability: Disabled Parents' Experiences of Raising Children
     

Parentning and Disability: Disabled Parents' Experiences of Raising Children

by Richard Olsen, Harriet Clarke
 

This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability and mental health. It examines the views of parents and children in 75 families. Covering a broad spectrum of issues facing disabled parents and their families, Parenting and disability:provides a comprehensive review of relevant policy issues;explores the barriers to full

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This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability and mental health. It examines the views of parents and children in 75 families. Covering a broad spectrum of issues facing disabled parents and their families, Parenting and disability:provides a comprehensive review of relevant policy issues;explores the barriers to full participation in parenting that disabled parents face;examines the complex ways in which broader social divisions, including gender and socioeconomic status, interact with disability;advocates measures to support disabled parents and their families by promoting and supporting relationships within the family.The book is aimed at a wide audience, including students and academics in social policy, social work, disability studies, sociology, education, and nursing, people working in the voluntary sector, disabled activists and their supporters, as well as policy makers and practitioners in a range of statutory agencies.

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An invaluable book ... it provides a comprehensive and contemporary resource for academics, practitioners and policy makers in an area which is of increasing concern but which has been under-researched until now. Professor Saul Becker, Department of Social Science, Loughborough University

... a timely and well-researched text that covers an increasingly important area of enquiry within Disability Studies. Parenting and disability makes an original and important contribution to the field. Colin Barnes, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds

Traditionally, the literature has ignored the parental roles of disabled people, or it has constructed such roles as problematic. Parenting and Disability is an important book because it breaks from this tradition and highlights the importance of providing adequate support to disabled parents in order to facilitate effective parenting. British Journal of Social Work

... fundamental reading for social workers, healthcare and childhood studies students as well as being an important contribution to disability literature. Journal of Social Policy

... readable enough to be enjoyed outside office hours. Concluding with usable recommendations, this book manages to be both practical and thought provoking. Child and Family Social Work"... important reading for anyone working in the disability or wider social services fields, as well as policy makers who have an interest in this area." Family Matters

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861343642
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Olsen, Department of Epidemiology, Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit, University of Leicester and Harriet Clarke, Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham

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