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Parenting mentally ill children faith, caring, support, and surviving the system

LeCroy, Craig W.

Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger c2011

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Stack Level 6  (RJ499 L355 2011 )()

  • Title:
    Parenting mentally ill children faith, caring, support, and surviving the system
  • Author/Creator: LeCroy, Craig W.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger
  • Creation Date: c2011
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (216 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-197) and index.
  • Subjects: Mentally ill children -- Care; Parenting
  • Description: According to one estimate, nearly 21 percent of U.S. children ages 9 to 17 have a diagnosable mental or addictive disorder with some recognizable impairment. What is it like for the parents who have to care for, mentor, and protect these children day in and day out, often far beyond their childhood years? How do they cope? How can society help?
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-197) and index.
  • Contents: Introduction : the crisis of children's mental health
    Accepting the verdict : my child has a mental illness
    The burden of love : an everyday reality for parents
    Searching for help : expertise is hard to find
    Finding help : what matters to parents
    Managing and coping with everyday life : struggles and tribulations
    Faithful acts of caring : lessons on a meaningful life
    Society's obligation : doing more for our children.
  • OCLC Number: 711749080
    697768652
    717630436
  • Identifier: ISBN1-283-05301-2;ISBN9786613053015;ISBN0-313-35869-9