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ERIC Number: EJ844145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Practice Wisdom on Custodial Parenting with Mental Illness: A Strengths View
Zeman, Laura Dreuth; Buila, Sarah
Journal of Family Social Work, v10 n3 p51-65 2006
Social work principles of strengths, empowerment, and consumer-centered care for persons with mental illness are currently being adapted to broader contexts. This article presents study findings on practice wisdom about custodial parents with mental illness, a potentially increasing group of consumers in light of mental health reform. The research team organized thirty-six professionals with practice experience into five focus groups. Findings reflect strengths perspective categories of resilience, social support, family functioning, self-care, and parents' positive experience of their symptoms. Implications discuss how providers who work with custodial parents and their children can apply these findings in assessments and interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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