Implications of a model of stress and coping for services to families of young disabled children.

Child : care, health and development

PubMedID: 8149502

McConachie H. Implications of a model of stress and coping for services to families of young disabled children. Child Care Health Dev. 1994;20(1):37-46.
Much recent research on families bringing up a disabled child has explored their coping strategies to deal with stress. The major findings are reviewed, and possible implications for the structure and content of service delivery suggested. The paper emphasizes the importance of social support networks, including the relationship between the mother and father, and of quality services in enhancing parental adaptation.