Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges

Author(s):

  • Claudia Sellmaier, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Washington-Tacoma
  • Lisa M. Stewart, Associate Professor of Social Work, California State University-Monterey Bay
  • Eileen M. Brennan, Research Professor of Social Work, Portland State University,
  • Julie M. Rosenzweig, Professor Emerita of Social Work, Portland State University
  • Anna M. Malsch, Research Associate, NPC Research

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2020

Abstract:

Research literature related to the intersection of work, family, community, and disability care for children or youth with disabilities has grown significantly over the past two decades. The development of this body of knowledge stems primarily from the fields of psychology, nursing, social work, sociology, health and social policy, medicine, and more recently occupational health and safety. Each field has had different foci of interest that contribute to the deepening understanding of the challenges experienced by parents of children and youth with disabilities. This entry identifies key concepts, definitions, and research literatures related to caring for a child or youth with a disability and the challenges and supports they have in finding fit and achieving work-family-community integration.

Link: Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges