The impact of raising a child with FASD upon carers: findings from a mixed methodology study in the UK

Principal Author: 
Mukherjee, R., & Wray, E.
Year of Publication: 
2 013
Scope: 
Abstract: 
Research suggests that caring for a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) creates unique challenges for carers. To investigate this, three focus groups and education sessions, attended by 66 people, were held in the UK. Knowledge about FASD and its impact on families was evaluated using the focus groups, the Parental Stress Index and knowledge questionnaire. Eight broad themes were identified from thematic analysis of the focus groups. The findings suggest more support is needed for carers of children with FASD, especially as carers grow older. The implication for current practice should be further evaluated in this group.

Citation:

Mukherjee,
R., & Wray, E. (2013). The impact of
raising a child with FASD upon carers: findings from a mixed methodology study
in the UK.
Adoption & Fostering, 37(1), 43-56. DOI: 10.1177/0308575913477331 

Link to article: 
http://aaf.sagepub.com/content/37/1/43.short