Support & Service Needs

The list below has been broken up to make it easier to find the types of resources you need.

Research

Azar, S., Robinson, L., & Proctor, S. (2012) A Guiding Model for Social Service Enhancement to Address the Needs of Parents With Intellectual Disabilities
Burgen, B. (2010) Women with Cognitive Impairment and Unplanned or Unwanted Pregnancy
McConnell, D., Feldman, M., Aunos, M. & Prasad, N. (2010) Child Welfare Process and Outcomes Caregiver Cognitive Impairment
Monsen, K., Sanders, A., Yu, F., Radosevich, D., & Geppert, J. (2011) Family Home Visiting Outcomes for Mothers With and Without Intellectual Disabilities
Wade, C., Llewellyn, G. & Matthews, J. (2008) Review of Parent Training Interventions for Parents with Intellectual Disability
Wilson, S., McKenzie, K., Quayle, E. & Murray, G. A systematic review of interventions to promote social support and parenting skills in parents with an intellectual disability. Child: care, health and development
Mildon, R., Matthews, J. & Gavidia-Payne, S. (2003) Understanding and Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties

Practice

Tools

Strengthening Every Family
The Strengthening Every Family DVD is a compilation of interviews with parents with learning difficulties. The parents in the DVD talk about their experiences as parents, their experience of the service system and how they best learn new skills.
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Watch the video on the online Practice Network 

Me & My Community
This resource aims to help mothers with learning difficulties to identify their own learning needs and aspirations, and support them to create learning opportunities and connect with resources available in their local communities. It can be run by any experienced group work facilitator committed to strength-based family support.
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Watch video: A practitioner's experience implementing this program


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