Authors: Jennifer Terry, W.A.
Event: 2009 TheMHS Conference
Subject: CARERS, FAMILIES,CHILD, YOUTH, ADOLESCENT, young people
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Children of parents with mental illness often face responsibility for the primary or secondary care of their parents and/or younger siblings. There are differing perceptions amongst these young people about this role. For some it represents a contribution to family wellbeing while for others it creates a burden. This paper discusses ways in which children’s resilience can be enhanced or challenged through their assumption of responsibility