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Emotional and Behavioral Encounters of Children with Parental Multiple Sclerosis

Farquharson, Garcia and Dambo, Neffisatu (2017) Emotional and Behavioral Encounters of Children with Parental Multiple Sclerosis. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal, 6.


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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system and is prevalent among adults who have school-age children. Persons diagnosed with MS often experience physical and psychological disabilities that are likely to affect the health of children, other family members, and their caregivers. Children whose parents have MS are at a higher risk for experiencing socioemotional and behavioral issues when compared to their counterparts (Armistead, Klein & Forehand, 1995; Bjorgvinsdottir & Halldorsdottir, 2014; Razaz, Nourian, Marrie & Tremlett, 2014), and have often been labeled as “at risk”. The socioemotional and behavioral risks incurred by these children have interfered with their school attendance, performance, and academic success, exemplifying the need for early interventions that prevent and mitigate associated challenges. Therefore, this paper will: (a) discuss literature pertaining to Multiple Sclerosis and the impact it has on their children, (b) review behavioral and socio-emotional challenges of children whose parents have Multiple Sclerosis, and (c) provide counseling strategies and effective interventions for supporting children of parents with multiple sclerosis.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: multiple sclerosis, children, parental MS, behavior issues, emotional, SES
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2017 18:31
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/3002

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