“You have to fight for everything”: an exploration of the experiences of parents accessing early intervention

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dc.contributor.advisor Doyle, Pearl en
dc.contributor.author Devery, Helen
dc.contributor.other Togher Family Centre
dc.contributor.role Civil Society Organization en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-26T10:09:15Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-26T10:09:15Z
dc.date.issued 2018-04-19
dc.identifier.citation Devery, H. (2018) “You have to fight for everything”: an exploration of the experiences of parents accessing early intervention. Cork: Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 51 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9243
dc.description.abstract Togher Family Centre commissioned this study to explore how to support the families whose children are referred to early intervention. In this qualitative study, I interviewed both Irish and New Irish parents to explore their experiences. Evidence suggests that positive outcomes are associated with effective social support. I therefore inquired into how well they were supported on both a practical and an emotional basis. The main theme extracted, related to parents’ frustration with the lack of structural support. The comparison between Irish and New Irish families found that although all parents utilised practical support provided by friends, family and communities, New Irish parents received less emotional support. All parents were found to be extremely resourceful and resilient and actively looked for ways to support their children. My key recommendation is for Togher Family Centre to provide a parents’ support group. I am also calling upon the Irish Government to tackle the lengthy waiting lists for early intervention services. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CARL Research Reports;75
dc.relation.uri https://www.ucc.ie/en/scishop/rr/
dc.rights ©2018, Helen Devery. en
dc.subject Early intervention en
dc.subject Togher Family Centre en
dc.subject New Irish parents en
dc.subject Parents’ frustration en
dc.subject Emotional support en
dc.subject Parents’ support group en
dc.subject Waiting lists en
dc.title “You have to fight for everything”: an exploration of the experiences of parents accessing early intervention en
dc.type Report en
dc.type.qualificationname MSW 2 en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.placepublication Cork en


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