Children's Concerns about their Parents' Health and Well-being

Researching with ChildLine Scotland

Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Sharon Jackson

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    Abstract

    This paper reports on collaborative research conducted with ChildLine Scotland, a free, confidential, telephone counselling service, using their database. We focussed on children's calls about parental health and well-being and how this affected their own lives. Children's concerns emerged within multi-layered calls in which they discussed multiple issues and problems in their lives such as alcohol misuse, drug misuse, domestic violence, family relationships, depression, mental health problems and bereavement. We discuss how children were making sense of these experiences; how they were trying to get by in difficult family circumstances; whose help they valued; and conclude with implications for policy and practice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)381-393
    Number of pages13
    JournalChildren & Society
    Volume26
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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    Parents
    well-being
    Health
    health
    Bereavement
    Domestic Violence
    Family Relations
    domestic violence
    Telephone
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    Counseling
    counseling
    Mental Health
    mental health
    alcohol
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    Keywords

    • SAFETY
    • FAMILIES
    • RISK
    • LIFE
    • HOME
    • parents
    • well-being
    • helplines
    • children
    • ChildLine
    • health

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    Backett-Milburn, Kathryn ; Jackson, Sharon. / Children's Concerns about their Parents' Health and Well-being : Researching with ChildLine Scotland. In: Children & Society. 2012 ; Vol. 26, No. 5. pp. 381-393.
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