ERIC Number: ED244455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Burnout in Parents of Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents.
Morrison, Gary N.; Morrison, Merrie B.
The paper addresses stressors facing parents of emotionally disturbed adolescents and suggests ways that parents can be helped to battle "burnout." Ten stressors are identified: problems innate with the handicap, lack of progress and development, negative public opinion, pressures from spouse or other family members, pressures from members of parent support groups, loneliness, parental death, financial needs, lack of relief, and frustrations from interactions with professionals. Professionals are urged to assess parents' needs and to consider a variety of service options, including individual and/or group counseling, information services, respite care, and parent support groups. A sample program offering a flexible approach with a minimum amount of pressure and unreasonable demands on the parents is described. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Meeting Their Needs: Provision of Services to the Severely Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic. p81-100. Conference Proceedings (Memphis, TN, April 27-28, 1983). (EC 162 463).