Involvement of kin in caring children with developmental disabilities
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This case study research explored the involvement of members of the kin who assumed responsibility in taking care of the children with developmental disabilities. The study is based on the proposition that the children’s school performance is influenced by the quality of care they receive from the members of the kin who takes care of them. A total of fifty-two children with developmental disabilities were assessed of their school performance based from the Department of Education (DepED) Order 72, series 2012. Data derived the children’s school performance became the basis for the selection of five caregivers who participated in the case study. The analysis of the interview results showed that members of kin involved in children with developmental disabilities represent a powerful psychological and emotional experience and affects the development of the children. Implications for kinship care policies are discussed.
Suggested CitationDurban, J. (2018). Involvement of kin in caring children with developmental disabilities.
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