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Author Burke, Peter, 1948-

Title Brothers and sisters of disabled children / Peter Burke
Published London : Jessica Kingsley, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Theory and Practice; Chapter 2 A Framework for Analysis: The Research Design; Chapter 3 The Impact of Disability on the Family; Chapter 4 Family and Sibling Support; Chapter 5 Children as Young Carers; Chapter 6 Change, Adjustment and Resilience; Chapter 7 The Role of Sibling Support Groups; Chapter 8 Support Services and Being Empowered; Chapter 9 Conclusions: Reflections on Professional Practice for Sibling and Family Support; Chapter 10 Postscript
Appendix 1 Questionnaire Support for Brothers and Sisters of Disabled ChildrenAppendix 2 Questionnaire Sibling Group Evaluation; References; Subject Index; Author Index
Summary Examining the overlooked subject of non-disabled siblings in families where there is a disabled child, Brothers and Sisters of Disabled Children details the experiences of these children and explores what it means to them to have a disabled brother or sister. Through family interviews and one-to-one meetings, Peter Burke records siblings' views on issues ranging from the everyday social restrictions on their lives, the discrimination they face at school, through to their concerns about the future. He also considers the difficulties for siblings of finding their own identity in 'disabled' famil
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-150) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Brothers and sisters.
Children with disabilities -- Family relationships.
Sibling Relations.
Disabled Children.
Self-Help Groups.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585478236 (electronic bk.)
1846426383 (electronic bk.)
9780585478234 (electronic bk.)
9781846426384 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Title on half title page: Brothers and sisters of children with disabilities