ERIC Number: ED232390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Parental "Coping" or "Copping."
Lanier, Nancy; Ellenburg, F. C.
The author suggests three major factors which tend to influence stress on parents and potential marital problems associated with rearing a handicapped child: (1) Support received from family or significant others, (2) Periodic respite care, and (3) Counseling service sought early in the traumatic experience. Cited are studies showing parental interaction for various types of exceptionalities, particularly mental retardation (e.g. desertion of the father, withdrawal from the father by the mother and her greater involvement with the child.) In summary, the author briefly reviews major milestones in acceptance by parents of their child's handicap. (MC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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