Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals

Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals

by Jo Aldridge, Saul Becker

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Overview

Aldridge and Becker, both of the Center for Child and Family Research at Loughborough University, England, draw on interviews with 40 families to present perspectives of parents with mental illness, pre- teen and teen children caring for them, and professionals in contact with these families. The book reviews existing medical, social, and child protection literature, provides a guide to relevant law in the UK, and makes policy recommendations. The book is distributed by ISBS. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781861343994
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 03/22/2003
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.16(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Jo Aldridge is professor of social policy and criminology and director of the Young Carers Research Group at Loughborough University, UK.

Saul Becker is head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy and professor of social policy and social care at the University of Nottingham. 

Table of Contents

Introduction
Parental mental illness and young caring: research and prevalence
The effects of mental illness on parents and relationships with their children
Children's experiences of caring for parents with severe and enduring mental illness
The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness
Towards a systemic approach: ways forward and conclusions

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