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ERIC Number: EJ836220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Out-of-Home Placement of School-Age Children with Disabilities and High Support Needs
Llewellyn, Gwynnyth; McConnell, David; Thompson, Kirsty; Whybrow, Samantha
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v18 n1 p1-6 Mar 2005
Background: This study explored the relationship between family life variables and out-of-home placement tendency for families of school-age children with disabilities and high support needs. Method: This study was a prospective cohort study of 81 families with children with disabilities and high support needs aged between 6 and 13 years. There were two waves of data collection 12-18 months apart involving in-depth interviews with the primary carer. Results: Out-of-home placement tendency was associated with three interrelated family life variables: (i) difficulty balancing the demands of caring and the needs of other family members; (ii) sharing workload and responsibility; and (iii) integrating the child into the everyday world. Conclusion: Family capacity to continue balancing the demands of caring and the needs of other family members is central to maintaining family-based placement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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