Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Help-Seeking for Children with Learning Difficulties in Barbados
by Garnes-Beausejour, Tessa, Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago), 2016, 284; 10746469
Abstract (Summary)

This study utilizes an explanatory sequential mixed method to understand help-seeking behavior for learning-disabled children in Barbados. I utilized the Cornally and McCarthy (2011) model to understand help-seeking among Barbadian parents. In the quantitative research phase, I surveyed parents to understand the defining attributes of the help-seeking model: parents’ awareness of children’s learning difficulties, intention to seek help, and willingness to disclose. Qualitative research captured parents’ lived experiences, including understanding of antecedents and consequences. The results include 10 major themes that impact help-seeking in Barbados.

1. Lack of understanding . . .

2. No resources . . .

3. Family systems . . .

4. Culture of judgment, regardless of class . . .

5. Shame . . .

6. Class counts…

7. Education matters . . .

8. Children treated like the mentally ill . . .

9. Adolescent dangers . . .

10. Determination to get services . . .

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ridings, John
Commitee:
School: Institute for Clinical Social Work (Chicago)
Department: Clinical Social Work
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Early childhood education
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Publication Number: 10746469
ISBN: 9798664746242
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