ERIC Number: ED493135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
The Effects of Having a Child with ADHD on Family Members and Family Management. Data Trends #98
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health
"Data Trends" reports present summaries of research on mental health services for children and adolescents and their families. The articles summarized in this "Data Trends" discuss how members of families including children with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) are greatly affected in their daily lives and functioning by symptoms associated with the disorder. Coping with a child's hyperactivity, low control of impulses, learning difficulties, and low levels of emotional and behavioral regulation, can leave parents and siblings confused, exhausted, and feeling overwhelmed. A recent set of research studies by Judy Kendall and her colleagues investigated the experiences of family members affected by ADHD and examined the ways in which parents, siblings, and the children themselves spoke of the functioning of their families. [This "Data Trends" presents a summary of: Kendall, J. (1998). Outlasting disruption: The process of reinvestment in families with ADHD children. "Qualitative Health Research," 8 (6), 839-857 [and] Kendall, J., & Shelton, K. (2003). A typology of management styles in families with children with ADHD. "Journal of Family Nursing," 9 (3), 257-280.]
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Home Management, Coping, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Learning Problems, Siblings, Hyperactivity, Home Management, Attention Deficit Disorders, Parents, Family Environment, Family Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Behavior Problems
Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health. 1600 SW Fourth Ave., Suite 900, Portland, OR 97201. Tel: 503-725-4175; Fax: 503-725-4180; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.rtc.pdx.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Authoring Institution: Portland State Univ., OR. Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health.; University of South Florida, Tampa. Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health.