Service needs of developmentally disabled parents

Author: Johnson, P.L.;Clark, S.R.
Year: 1984
Reference Type: Book Section
Editor: Berg, J. M.
Journal/Book Title: Perspectives and Progress in Mental Retardation. Volume 1 - Social, Psychological, and Educational Aspects
Publisher: IASSMD
Pages: 443-450
Abstract: The relationship between parenting problems and the cognitive and emotional deficits of developmentally disabled parents is examined, and the impact of social environment conditions on parenting is discusses. Data for the study consist of observations of developmentally disabled parents participating in a parent group program of a family service agency and interviews with parent aides about their experiences of working with developmentally disabled parents. Advocacy, special educational, and group supportive services are suggested to help developmentally disabled persons to fulfil parenting responsibilities.

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