Book News Examines the many intertwined family, child, and social system variables that contribute to the response of families to childhood disability and describes relevant strategies for these families. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Blackwell North Amer This revised and updated edition, like its highly acclaimed predecessor, offers a multisystems perspective on childhood disability and its effects on family life. A comprehensive and clinically useful resource, the book integrates theory and research with personal accounts from family members to examine the many variables that shape a family's responses to childhood disability and its ability to overcome the physical, cultural, and social barriers to a satisfactory lifestyle. The book shows professionals how to apply a social and family systems-based approach to assessment and intervention with diverse families. It also describes new programs in this area, and discusses both established and emerging intervention strategies.