This book examines problems experience by the families of Mentally Handicapped Children. It explores the nature and extent of Family Stress experienced by the mothers of mentally handicapped children and the adaptive measures employed by them to handle these stressful conditions. The book also aims to give a comprehensive picture of the coping style used by the mothers. These coping styles and social support measures can be used in the process of counselling and training of the parents in the future management of mentally handicapped children. This book presents a rich theoretical discussion of family stress in general and family stress in relation to mentally handicapped children. This book provides an effective database for all future researchers with an elaborately tabulated databse. The book provides a number of excellent practical suggestions and strategies to administrators and planners who are sincerely involved with mentally retardated children and are concerned about their rehabilitation and integration. This book has been attempted for all those (Professional Social Workers, Psychologists and Special Educators) who are interested in rehabilitation of the disabled and particularly those who are mentally handicapped.
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