Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities: Providing Exceptional Care and Meeting Work-Life Challenges

Claudia Sellmaier, Lisa M Stewart, Eileen M. Brennan, Julie M. Rosenzweig, Anna M. Malsch

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Research literature related to the intersection of work, family, community, and disability care for children or youth with disabilities has grown significantly over the past two decades. The development of this body of knowledge stems primarily from the fields of psychology, nursing, social work, sociology, health and social policy, medicine, and more recently occupational health and safety. Each field has had different foci of interest that contribute to the deepening understanding of the challenges experienced by parents of children and youth with disabilities. This entry identifies key concepts, definitions, and research literatures related to caring for a child or youth with a disability and the challenges and supports they have in finding fit and achieving work-family-community integration.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationWork and Family Encyclopedia
StatePublished - 2020


  • Disability Studies

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