Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
The lives of family members of a child with a developmental disability are typically influenced by acute as well as chronic stressful events. These families are compared to families of typically developing children. In order for a family with a child with a developmental disability to function as effectively as possible, it may be necessary to renegotiate and reassign traditional family roles of parent, spouse, brother and sister.
Benitez, Christine Paras, "Maternal parentification of siblings in families with or without a child with a developmental disability" (2004). Theses Digitization Project. 2676.