The positive impact of children with an intellectual disability on the family.

Title

The positive impact of children with an intellectual disability on the family.

Creator

Stainton Tim; Besser H

Publisher

Journal Of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Date

1998

Subject

Female; Male; Parents; Family Relations; Longitudinal Studies; Human; <25-70+ yr old parents; Disorders; family life; positive impacts of children with disabilities; Positivism

Description

This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study on the positive impacts of children with an intellectual disability on their families. The study identified nine core themes: source of joy and happiness; increased sense of purpose and priorities; expanded personal and social networks and community involvement; increased spirituality; source of family unity and closeness; increased tolerance and understanding; personal growth and strength; positive impacts on others/community. In addition to the positive impacts, the study identified a high degree of negative interaction with professionals. Implications for policy, practice and research are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)
1998

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

57-70

Issue

1

Volume

23

Citation

Stainton Tim; Besser H, “The positive impact of children with an intellectual disability on the family.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 21, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12065.

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