Children Caring For Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals - Jo Aldridge & Saul BeckerPolicy Press, 2003, Paperback.
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From the cover: “Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This is the first in-depth study of children and young people caring for parents affected in this way. Drawing on primary research data collected from 40 families, the book presents the perspectives of children (young carers), their parents and the key professionals in contact with them. The book will be of specific interest to policy makers and practitioners in social work and social care; medicine, healthcare and nursing; community mental health care; children’s services — including young carers workers and child protection. It will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking modules on mental health, community care, informal care, the sociology of childhood and children’s rights — including students undertaking professional training courses in social work, childcare, nursing, community mental health and psychiatry.”.