ERIC Number: ED332415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities: An Annotated Bibliography. Families as Allies Project.
Smieja, Linda L.; And Others
This annotated bibliography provides a comprehensive review of literature focusing on brothers and sisters of children with emotional disorders. Some material addressing brothers and sisters of children who have physical, mental, or developmental disabilities is also included. The bibliography lists approximately 80 references covering a 10-year span beginning in 1979. The first section, "Personal Sharing and Fiction," focuses on personal experiences of parents or siblings of a child who has a disability. The topics most often discussed are children's perceptions of their relationship with their sibling, changes in these views in the adult years, and parents' perceptions of the nondisabled child's feelings. "The Effects of Children with Disabilities on Their Brothers and Sisters" focuses on possible causes of disabilities and the impact of having a sibling with a disability. "Relationships between Children and Their Brothers or Sisters with Disabilities" examines one specific aspect of the impact of having a sibling with a disability. "Services and Education for Family Members" lists articles concerning parental interventions, sibling groups, workshops, and respite care. "Siblings as Interveners" examines the potential for children to modify the behavior of a brother or sister with a disability and indicates benefits for both children. An author index and subject index are provided. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.