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dc.contributor.authorO’Reilly, Michelleen
dc.contributor.authorBowlay-Williams, Jeanetteen
dc.contributor.authorSvirydzenka, N.en
dc.contributor.authorVostanis, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-17T13:32:35Z
dc.date.available2016-11-17T13:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.citationO’Reilly, M., Bowlay-Williams, J., Svirydzenka, N. and Vostanis, P. (2016) A qualitative exploration of how adopted children and their parents conceptualise mental health difficulties. Adoption & Fostering, 40 (1), pp. 60-76en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/12855
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractAdopted children tend to have high levels of emotional, behavioural and developmental need and are more likely to present to a range of services, including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Although research exploring adopted children’s’ perspectives is growing, it remains limited. Furthermore, there has been little work t0 engage adopted children in research. Our project aimed to examine adopted children’s viewpoints of mental health and services alongside those of their adoptive carers. Results indicated that, although there were some similarities between carer and child perspectives, they also frequently differed. They provided different constructions of the problem but agreed that family relationships were strained. Some acknowledgement of the role of the school was offered and other external sources of support cited. Coping was considered to be complex and, while some issues were analogous to ‘normal’ family life, much was inherent to the adoption status.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectchildren and adolescentsen
dc.subjectmental healthen
dc.subjectadoptionen
dc.subjectparentsen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.titleA qualitative exploration of how adopted children and their parents conceptualise mental health difficulties.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0308575915626383
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC BYen
dc.date.acceptance2016-03-15en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Psychological Scienceen
dc.researchinstituteMary Seacole Research Centreen


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