Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Finding meaning through narrative: Coping with parental substance addiction and family violence
by Cure, Jessica N., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 72; 1499146
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to examine, in narrative form, this writer's experience with paternal substance addiction and family violence. This narrative explores the experience of growing up with feelings of abandonment, guilt, and fear and how this writer coped and became resilient. These life experiences have led to this writer's ability to work with clients in an empathetic and empowering way. Literature about risk factors and protective factors for children with substance addicted parents was reviewed. Relevance to and implications for social work practice are discussed. This writer's experience in developing a personal narrative is also discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip, Glezakos, Agathi
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1499146
ISBN: 978-1-124-85200-3
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