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Manufacturing marginalization: Parenting services from the perspective of parents with mental illness

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dc.contributor.author Abramovitch, Ginna
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-22T16:20:58Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-22T16:20:58Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-12-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6976
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study begins to fill in a large gap in the understanding of how parents with MI access parenting services and how they perceive this process. Constructivist grounded theory by K. Charmaz (2006) was the guiding methodology. The findings point to the strong influence of the service context on the process and outcome of parental engagement with services. Parents identified a fragmented, restrictive and reactive context of parenting services that failed to support them and their families. They described a stigmatizing and disempowering service response. The parents’ process of service engagement paralleled a process of marginalization they experienced in society. Government and community services were distinguished by degrees of restriction and approaches to practice. Community services were most commonly viewed as supporting parents and working as allies. The findings underscore the importance of engaging parents with MI as partners in research and development of service policy and practice. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject parents with mental illness en_US
dc.subject service use en_US
dc.subject parenting services en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject grounded theory en_US
dc.title Manufacturing marginalization: Parenting services from the perspective of parents with mental illness en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Ball, Jessica
dc.degree.department School of Child and Youth Care en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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