A survey of contact with offspring and assistance with child care among parents with psychotic disorders

Hearle, J., Plant, K., Jenner, L., Barkla, J. and McGrath, J. (1999) A survey of contact with offspring and assistance with child care among parents with psychotic disorders. Psychiatric Services, 50 10: 1354-1356.


Author Hearle, J.
Plant, K.
Jenner, L.
Barkla, J.
McGrath, J.
Title A survey of contact with offspring and assistance with child care among parents with psychotic disorders
Journal name Psychiatric Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1075-2730
Publication date 1999-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 50
Issue 10
Start page 1354
End page 1356
Total pages 3
Place of publication Washington
Publisher American Psychiatric Association
Language eng
Subject C3
321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
Abstract To help improve services for parents with psychotic disorders, patients with such disorders in three treatment agencies in Queensland, Australia, were surveyed about whether they were parents, how much contact they had with their offspring, and who provided assistance with child care. Of the 342 individuals with psychotic disorders mho participated in the study, 124 were parents. Forty-eight parents in the study had children under age 16, and 20 of these parents (42 percent) had their children living with them. Most parents relied on relatives or friends for assistance with child care. Barriers to child care services identified by parents were inability to pay, lack of local services, and fear of losing custody of children.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Psychiatry
Health Policy & Services
Mental-illness
Mothers
Q-Index Code C3

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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