Childhood resilience in relation to the physical and mental health of the family
Clay, Sarah R. (2011) Childhood resilience in relation to the physical and mental health of the family. DClinPsych thesis, University of Warwick.
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The thesis comprises three papers; a literature review, an empirical paper,
and a reflective paper. The first is a critical review of studies of interventions
aimed at preventing depression among children of parents with depression.
Much research evidences the potential negative impact on this young
population, and therefore researchers have begun to use family, cognitivebehavioural,
and parenting interventions, to try to prevent the onset of
depression in these children, instead bolstering resilience. The review finds
that although the research is relatively new, there are promising signs that all
of these types of interventions may help in some way towards preventing the
transmission of depression from parent to child, but further research is
needed to determine the validity and duration of these effects.
The empirical paper presents a study of resilience in children who have a
sibling with diabetes, as compared to a control group. It was found that when
controlling for covariates of self-esteem and family functioning, resilience
levels were the same for both groups. Previous research has focussed on
the potential negative impact on siblings of children with health or learning
difficulties, but this research suggests that this population may also be as
resilient as their peers whose siblings do not have such difficulties.
The final chapter discusses reflections on the research process, and areas of
personal and professional learning and development that have arisen as a
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (DClinPsych)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Children of depressed persons, Depression in children -- Prevention, Resilience (Personality trait) in children, Diabetes in children|
|Official Date:||May 2011|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Psychology|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Knight, Eve ; Kent, Sarah, Dr.|
Completed in conjunction with Coventry University. School of Health and Social Sciences.
|Extent:||157 leaves : charts|
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