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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 1/2011

01-02-2011 | Original Paper

Support Networks of Single Puerto Rican Mothers of Children with Disabilities

Auteurs: Vivian I. Correa, Zobeida E. Bonilla, Maria E. Reyes-MacPherson

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2011

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Abstract

The social support networks of 25 Puerto Rican single mothers of young children with disabilities were examined and compared with current models of family support for children with disabilities. This study was designed to assess the support systems of Latino single mothers in light of dominant models of family support. The Family Support Scale, the ECOMAP, and responses to open-ended questions were employed to describe the characteristics of Puerto Rican single mothers’ support systems. Study findings suggest that members of the children’s immediate and extended kinship system, including non-blood relatives (e.g., madrinas), play a strong role in the support network of the mothers interviewed. Implications for early childhood professionals who work with Latino parents of children with disabilities are examined.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Support Networks of Single Puerto Rican Mothers of Children with Disabilities
Auteurs
Vivian I. Correa
Zobeida E. Bonilla
Maria E. Reyes-MacPherson
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2011
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 1/2011
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-010-9378-3

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