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Leahy, Marie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
More than five million children in the United States have a parent suffering from a severe mental illness and these children have specific experiences and needs, particularly in school. Children of mentally ill parents are at greater risk of being neglected and of developing psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral problems. They often…
Descriptors: Adults, Mental Disorders, Parents, Educational Experience
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Greenberg, Jan Steven – Social Work, 1995
Discusses the role of adult children with serious mental illness as a source of support to their aging parents. Most mothers reported that their mentally-ill children provided at least some ongoing help with daily living tasks. The adult child's assistance related significantly to lower levels of maternal subjective burden. (RJM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Caregiver Attitudes, Caregiver Role, Caregivers
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Schwartz, Chaya; Gidron, Ronit – Health & Social Work, 2002
Study measured the extent to which parents perceive their ill child as providing assistance and support--practical and emotional--and perceive their own caregiving as emotionally and mentally rewarding. All parents reported receiving help and support, but perceived the satisfaction gained from fulfilling their parental duties and from learning…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Caregiver Role, Mental Disorders, Need Gratification
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Siegenthaler, Eliane; Munder, Thomas; Egger, Matthias – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: Mental illness in parents affects the mental health of their children. A systematic review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of interventions to prevent mental disorders or psychological symptoms in the offspring were performed. Method: The Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PsycINFO databases were searched for randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Hyperactivity, Mental Health, Psychology
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Pretis, Manfred; Dimova, Aleksandra – Support for Learning, 2008
The increasing prevalence of mental illness among parents always represents a stressor affecting the biopsychosocial development of a child. However, due to varying inherent resilience factors, not all children are affected to the same extent. The presence of evidence-based resilience factors is able to minimise or prevent the adverse effects…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Mental Disorders, Children, Parent Influence
Blai, Boris, Jr. – 1981
Estimates suggest that about 15% of all children have some form of mental disturbance. Potential causes can be of a physical, psychological, or environmental origin. Symptoms which indicate that a child needs professional help usually involve emotional overreaction to changes. Diagnosis of a child evidencing symptoms of mental illness should take…
Descriptors: Child Development, Childhood Needs, Children, Educational Responsibility
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Loch, Ulrike – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2016
The results of PISA studies over recent years have revealed the social selectivity of the scholastic education system. Based on my empirical research on families with mentally ill parents, I show how, for the children involved, social exclusion begins before they even start school. I also show how parents' mental illness is seen to affect…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Family Relationship, Family Needs, Achievement Tests
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Bibou-Nakou, I. – School Psychology International, 2004
The material presented here is based on a pilot European project (Daphne Project, 2000/EU funding, collaboration of Greece and England) regarding parental mental illness and children's welfare and needs (1).The presentation focuses upon the responses of a group of teachers working in primary education in relation to identification issues and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Mental Disorders, Teacher Role
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Gatta, Michela; Zotto, Lara Dal; Nequinio, Giulia; Col, Lara Del; Sorgato, Rosaria; Ceranto, Giovanni; Testa, Costantino Paolo; Pertile, Riccardo; Battistella, Pier Antonio – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2011
Several studies have demonstrated that the family members of adolescents with mental diseases experience distress, anxiety and depression, as well as economic strain, all of which contribute to physical and psychological caregiver morbidity. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of intervention to improve the caregiving experience…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Disorders, Psychopathology, Child Behavior
Doernberg, Nanette; And Others – 1969
To develop a meaningful intervention for waiting list families and their preschool emotionally disturbed children, a home training program for the parent and child was initiated. The focus of the program was on productive cooperation between parents and professionals. During a period of 2 years, 45 families completed the program. The program…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Research, Family (Sociological Unit), Intervention
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Backer, Thomas E.; Richardson, Donald – American Psychologist, 1989
The role of psychologists in helping families of the one in five Americans suffering from mental illness is described. The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill has been active in bridge building between psychologists and families through enhanced communication and improvements in support systems. An agenda of 15 recommendations for further…
Descriptors: Children, Crisis Intervention, Family Counseling, Family Involvement
Miller, Susan B. – 1995
This book was written for teenagers and older children who have abusive, alcoholic, or mentally ill parents. Emphasis is placed on young people in such situations using their intelligence, understanding that parents are fallible, viewing the future with optimism, facing reality, and seeing the good in other people rather than assuming everyone…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Child Abuse, Child Neglect
National Association for Mental Health, New York, NY. – 1967
Facilities for mentally ill children are listed by states in this directory for parents and professional people. Each entry includes information on diagnostic considerations, capacity, admission criteria, whether the facility is residential or day care, geographic eligibility, and fees. Separate indexes list residential and day care facilities and…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Children, Costs, Directories
Baxter, Joanne – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2009
This article shares the author's experience in dealing with her child who has a mental illness. The author hopes that other teachers and school administrators would find her experience helpful when dealing with mentally ill children. The author describes the first steps to learning with a child with a mental illness.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Adolescents, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles
Cohler, Bertram J.; Grunebaum, Henry – Journal of Children in Contemporary Society, 1982
Among three groups of disturbed mothers of young children studied, women hospitalized more often were found to be less able to differentiate between their own and their children's needs; this group showed greater life-event stress and more maternal role conflict. (Author/CMG)
Descriptors: Children, Institutionalized Persons, Intervention, Mental Disorders
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