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

Jo Aldridge and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with mental illness

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344007
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301776 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344007.003.0004
The role and responsibilities of professionals: services and support for young carers and parents with mental illness

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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

Chapter.  17794 words. 

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