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The impacts of short break provision on disabled children and families: an international literature review

Robertson, Janet and Hatton, Chris and Emerson, Eric and Wells, Emma and Collins, Michelle and Langer, Susanne and Welch, Victoria (2010) The impacts of short break provision on disabled children and families: an international literature review. [Report]

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    Abstract

    For over 30 years, short breaks have been part of the landscape of support provision for families with a disabled child. Historically, the term ‘respite care’ has been used in much of the research literature concerning short breaks for families with a disabled child. However, ‘short breaks’ has become the preferred term, partly due to the negative connotations of family carers requiring ‘respite’ from their children, and partly because short breaks now encompass a much wider range of supports than out-of-home placement in specialist residential facilities (Cramer and Carlin, 2008). As such, the term ‘short breaks’ will be used throughout this review, with the exception of direct quotes from research studies where the term ‘respite’ is used by study participants or study authors.

    Item type: Report
    ID code: 34788
    Notes: Research Report DSCF222
    Keywords: short break provision , short breaks, disabled children, families, looked after children , Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS)
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2011 14:23
    Last modified: 06 Oct 2012 09:35
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/34788

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