The research examines the resilience of families with disabled children, giving a review of the major variables concerning family coping skills and their development. The study focuses on a parent training program run with parents of children suffering from Down Syndrome, Autism and Spastic Tetraparesis. A method able to determine the effects of thoughts on the parents' emotional state, using the "Idea Inventory" and the "Mood Thermometer" as instruments of assessment, has been developed and is here presented. Data showed that the parent training intervention produces relevant changes in dysfunctional thoughts of parents and an overall improvement in their mood.
|Numero di pagine||9|
|Rivista||AJMR AMERICAN JOURNAL ON MENTAL RETARDATION|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2006|