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Scott, Haleigh M.; Havercamp, Susan M. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2018
Mental illness, and its assessment and treatment, is a concern for caregivers and professionals working with people with intellectual disability (ID), as well as a cause of distress and disability for people with ID. Research in this area is hindered by difficulties associated with recognizing symptoms of mental illness and tracking their changes.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Intellectual Disability
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Benninger, Tara L.; Witwer, Andrea N. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Introduction: Parents and their children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are under significant amounts of stress (Lecavalier, Leone & Wiltz, 2006). When stress escalates to crisis, some children with IDD are admitted to the emergency department or an inpatient unit. While existing measures evaluate stress over time, we…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Stress Variables, Measurement Techniques
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Colvin, Alex D.; Larke, Patricia J. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
This study investigated the factors that influence family members' decisions to seek placement for relatives with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD) into state-supported living centers in Texas. The sample included 51 family caregivers between the ages of 26 and 95. Using descriptive statistics, correlation, and inferential…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers, Residential Programs, Family Influence
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Leeb, Rebecca T.; Bitsko, Rebecca H.; Merrick, Melissa T.; Armour, Brian S. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2012
In this article we review the empirical evidence for the presumptions that children with disabilities are at increased risk for child maltreatment, and parents with disabilities are more likely to perpetrate child abuse and neglect. Challenges to the epidemiological examination of the prevalence of child maltreatment and disabilities are…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Caregivers, Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship
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Noone, Stephen J.; Hastings, Richard P. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2011
There is growing evidence that acceptance and mindfulness interventions for support staff in intellectual disability (ID) services can have beneficial mental health outcomes for staff themselves and individuals with ID. However, there are few data focusing on the relevance of related psychological processes for support staff well-being. The…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Social Services, Employees, Adults