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Support needs and service pathways of parents with intellectual impairment

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  • SHRCC PDG awarded 2016: This study aims to determine a solution to two inter-related problems for human services in Quebec and Alberta. One problem is that we currently lack the requisite knowledge to 'make good' on our commitment under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to "eliminate discrimination against..." and "render appropriate assistance to..." parents with intellectual impairment "in the performance of their child-rearing responsibilities" (Article 23). The second problem is that there is no provincial or national strategy at present to translate extant knowledge about parents and parenting with intellectual impairment into the planning and delivery of more effective parenting and family supports. As a result of these two problems, children of parents with intellectual impairment are at increased risk of developmental delay, accidents and injuries, and behaviour problems; and, they are ten to fifteen times more likely than their peers to be apprehended by child and youth protection authorities and permanently placed out-of-home.

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    © David McConnell. All rights reserved other than by permission. This document embargoed to those without UAlberta CCID until 2022.
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    David McConnell