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Parental and family support services

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9781847420916
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302896 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0007
Parental and family support services

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This chapter examines developments in parental and family support services from 1997 to 2010. Informal family support refers to the multiple ways people care for one another and provide support for family roles. Informal social support within families and social networks builds social bonds and capital and is associated with practical and emotional support for parents and parental and child well-being, particularly maternal mental health. This chapter focuses on better support and services for parents, strengthening marriage, and improving support for serious family problems.

Keywords: support services; family support; family roles; social support; social networks; social bonds; maternal mental health

Chapter.  10921 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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