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Title The welfare of children with mentally ill parents : learning from inter-country comparisons / Rachael Hetherington [and others].
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex ; New York : Wiley, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Children of the mentally ill -- Cross-cultural studies.
Mental illness -- Cross-cultural studies.
Mentally ill -- Family relationships -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child welfare -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child Welfare -- Australia.
Child Welfare -- Europe.
Child Health Services -- Australia.
Child Health Services -- Europe.
Child of Impaired Parents -- Australia.
Child of Impaired Parents -- Europe.
Cross-Cultural Comparison -- Australia.
Cross-Cultural Comparison -- Europe.
Mental Disorders -- Australia.
Mental Disorders -- Europe.
Parent-Child Relations -- Australia.
Parent-Child Relations -- Europe.
Genre Cross-cultural studies.
Contents Introduction: using comparison -- The context and the method -- The systems of the partner countries: introduction and the Scandinavian law countries -- The systems of the partner countries: the continental countries and the English-speaking countries -- Compulsory hospitalisation in mental health and state intervention for child protection -- The responses of the partner countries to the vignette -- Issues -- Inter-country reflections -- Introduction: working with difference -- Comparisons: England, Germany and Italy -- The state and the family: explaining variations in interventions -- Risk, childhood and mental health -- Co-operation and communication -- Introduction: developing new information -- Invisible children -- Meeting needs.
Summary The Welfare of Children with Mentally Ill Parents examines the interventions made by professional workers from a range of different disciplines in families with dependent children and a mentally ill parent. The authors compare responses of professionals in ten European countries and one state in Australia. The analysis of the differences sheds new light on both the inherent and system-determined difficulties in helping families to manage their situation effectively. * Features the only comparative study of mental health social services and the law governing compulsory hospital admission <b.
Other Author Hetherington, Rachel.
Other Title Print version: Hetherington, Rachel. Welfare of children with mentally ill parents. Chichester, West Sussex ; New York : Wiley, ©2002 047149724X