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Children with Disabilities 1 Running head: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Children with Disabilities and The Role of Preventive Services Lynda Tran San Jose State University May 12, 2008
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Children with Disabilities 2 Abstract The purpose of this study compares placement rates for two groups of children, disabled and non-disabled children, in order to understand whether disability is a predictive factor in reunification. Currently, children with a disability are 3.76 times more likely to be neglected than non-disabled children and children with a disability are 3.79 times more likely to be abused than non-disabled children. The undertaking of this study will provide insight into whether receiving social services play a role in parents reunifying with their disabled child. This study will utilize a mixed methods approach in order to highlight both aspects of the qualitative and quantitative analyses. The quantitative component will consist of 45 participants who will be asked to complete a survey. The two instruments that will be administered are the Parent Child Relationship Inventory (PCR) (Boothroyd, 1996) and Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAP) (Milner, 1986). The qualitative component will consist of 25 participants who will be asked to engage in an in-depth interview. The multivariate logistic regression model will be used to assess the association between disability along with other independent variables and placement. The research will be conducted at a confidential agency. Some implications may include more secondary intervention and tertiary prevention that need to be developed, the increase in programs for parents to access respite care to prevent future problems, and the need for disability training at the pre-natal stage to decrease the number of maltreatment cases of disabled children.
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Children with Disabilities 3 Introduction The prevalence of children with disabilities entering the child welfare system is alarming yet there have not been any real efforts made to address the needs of these children. Children with a disability are at more risk of maltreatment due to their disability than non-disabled children. Children with a disability enter the child welfare system almost undetected because of the lack of social workers with expertise in matters concern with disabled children and inadequate documentation of disability information. Studies show that the lack of social services for parents with lower socioeconomic status on how to raise a disabled child results in maltreatment. Parents are ambivalent about how they should raise a child with a disability and they are unsure of what to expect. Some evidences show that parents with a child with a disability tend to be more directive and dominant because they are unable to read the child’s cues. It is also possible, however, that parents have been conditioned to take on a more active role due to the child’s earlier incapacities. Nevertheless, there is a great need for preventive programs for parents on how to effectively and to competently prepare for raising a disabled
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