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ERIC Number: EJ894705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
"I'm Going to Be Here Long after You've Gone"--Sibling Perspectives of the Future
Rawson, Hollie
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v38 n3 p225-231 Sep 2010
In recent years there has been a shift to recognise the needs of siblings and a growth in sibling support largely for under 16s. However, siblings will often require support into adulthood as they undertake additional responsibilities from parents in the care or advocacy of their brother or sister. Therefore this project aimed to investigate what concerns young adult siblings have for the future and what support they feel they need to develop and improve support for this sibling age group. The findings from interviews with young adult siblings of young people attending a 52 week residential school for people with complex needs highlighted many concerns for the future, particularly around the transition into adult services and holding a paucity of knowledge. It appears that many siblings are struggling with achieving the balance between being responsible, yet just being a brother or sister. This dichotomy is discussed in more detail along with strategies adopted at the residential setting to improve support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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