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Children caring for parents with mental illnessPerspectives of young carers, parents and professionals$
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Jo Aldridge

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344007

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.001.0001

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The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness

The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness

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(p.97) FOUR The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness
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Children caring for parents with mental illness
Author(s):

Jo Aldridge

Saul Becker

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.003.0004

This chapter looks at the role of professionals and their relationships and interventions with parents and young carers. It argues that, to understand why and how children care for parents with mental illness, one must understand what goes on within families by reference to the perspectives of those who provide and receive family care, as well as those professionals who are charged with the formal care and support of vulnerable parents and children. It also presents data on the changing needs and experiences of families and the implications of these for policy and practice.

Keywords:   formal care, young carers, parenting capacity, parental mental illness, family care

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