ERIC Number: EJ841463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
Caregiver Strain in Families of Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance: Does Relationship to Child Make a Difference?
Heflinger, Craig Anne; Taylor-Richardson, Kelly D.
Journal of Family Social Work, v8 n1 p27-45 2004
With the prevalence of kinship care increasing, it is critical to understand the role of caregiver strain among this population. This study focused on the strain experienced by relative caregivers as compared to parents who were caring for children with serious emotional disturbance (SED). Descriptive and multiple regression analyses demonstrated that both caregiver groups reported similar amounts of elevated strain, with the exception that parent caregivers of children with SED reported more subjective internalized strain than did other relative caregivers. The child welfare system, providers of behavioral health services, and policy-makers need to pay closer attention to this special population of caregivers and the children in their care. (Contains 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Health Services, Emotional Disturbances, Child Welfare, Caregivers, Caregiver Attitudes, Foster Care, Comparative Analysis, Stress Variables, Parents, Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Individual Characteristics, Family Structure
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi; Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist