Stress and Resilience for Parents of Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities : A Review of Key Factors and Recommendations for Practitioners

@inproceedings{Peer2014StressAR,
  title={Stress and Resilience for Parents of Children With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities : A Review of Key Factors and Recommendations for Practitioners},
  author={Justin Wayne Peer and Stephen B. Hillman},
  year={2014}
}
Parents of children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities experience more stress in comparison to parents of normally developing children. Chronic stress could negatively influence parents’ health while also impacting their ability to meet their child’s needs. Despite this, there is a subset of parents who remain resilient in the face of significant stress in their lives. Knowledge of the factors that promote parental resilience could positively impact the services these families… CONTINUE READING

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