Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Meneses, Adela en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:46:33Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:46:33Z
dc.date.issued 2001-08-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2485
dc.description.abstract This research study explores the experiences of single parent mothers with a family preservation service. Using a qualitative research approach, this study reports on interviews conducted with eight single mothers who parent a child with challenging behaviors. Examples of these behaviors are poor anger control, behavioral problems, impulsivity and behaviors associated with Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity, Tourette Syndrome a d learning difficulties. Three questions guided this study: What is helpful and not helpful in counselling; What do the workers do that help the mothers to bring about changes in their family life; Do the experiences of gender and class affect women within the service context? if this is so, how? The findings of this study have been organized as an approach to practice developed from the women's narratives. Prominent components of this approach include: referral phase, introduction/goal setting, intensive work phase; follow-up phase, the client-worker relationship, other interventions and the change process. A description of each of these components is presented. The usefulness of the interventions is discussed in terms of the approach developed. Further, women's experiences dealing with the larger systems and parenting a child with challenging behaviors are explored. The implications of these findings for social work practice and research are discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 8049468 bytes
dc.format.extent 184 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype text/plain
dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.title Interventions in a family preservation service, the narratives of single parent mothers en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

View Statistics