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ERIC Number: EJ1170102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Parental Stress in Families of Children with Disabilities
Hsiao, Yun-Ju
Intervention in School and Clinic, v53 n4 p201-205 Mar 2018
Parents of children with disabilities often experience a higher level of stress than parents of children without disabilities, regardless of categories of disabilities. Understanding parental stressors can lead to appropriate interventions and supports for these parents and their children with disabilities. This article discusses issues of parental stress by exploring what is known about parental stress in raising children with disabilities and examining factors that may result in parental stress for practitioners to work on so as to help parents reduce their stress. This article focuses on three strong predictors of parental stress in families of children with disabilities: (a) problem behaviors of the child, (b) coping strategies of parents, and (c) parenting support for families. Implications for practitioners to help parents reduce their stress are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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