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Parenting Mentally Ill Children

Faith, Caring, Support, And Surviving The System

By Craig W LeCroy

The Surgeon General has identified children's mental illness as a national problem that creates a burden of suffering so serious as to be considered a health crisis. Yet, what it means to be the parent of a mentally ill child has not been adequately considered—until now. Parenting Mentally Ill Children: Faith, Caring, Support, and Survival captures the essence of caring for these youngsters, providing resources and understanding for parents and an instructive lesson for society.

Author Craig Winston LeCroy uses in-depth interviews to chronicle the experiences of parents of mentally ill children as they attempt to survive each day, obtain needed help, and reach out for support, and he lets them share their misunderstood emotions of shame, anger, fear, guilt, and powerlessness in the face of stigma from professionals, family, and friends. The book concludes with a critical appraisal of the social policies that must be implemented to help—and the reasons we should feel obligated to initiate them.

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0313358680


Format: Book
Author: LeCroy, Craig W
Title: Parenting mentally ill children : faith, caring, support, and surviving the system / Craig Winston LeCroy.
Publisher Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011.
Subject: Mentally ill children -- Care. Parenting
Isbn: 0313358680 9780313358685
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 618.928 LeC
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Format: Book
Author: LeCroy, Craig W.
Title: Parenting mentally ill children : faith, caring, support, and surviving the system / Craig Winston LeCroy.
Publisher, Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2011.
Description: x, 204 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Mentally ill children -- Care.
Subjects: Parenting
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction : the crisis of children's mental health -- Accepting the verdict : my child has a mental illness -- The burden of love : an everyday reality for parents -- Searching for help : expertise is hard to find -- Finding help : what matters to parents -- Managing and coping with everyday life : struggles and tribulations -- Faithful acts of caring : lessons on a meaningful life -- Society's obligation : doing more for our children.
LCCN: 2010053263
ISBN: 0313358680
ISBN: 9780313358685
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 618.928 LeC