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dc.contributor.author Benito Lara, Elena
dc.contributor.author Carpio, Carmen
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-04T18:11:29Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-04T18:11:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences. 2017, (237), 418-425 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/13889
dc.description.abstract This article debates whether the quality of life of the families is depleted or improved due to the presence of a member with a disability. A theoretical review is carried out of the impact on the family caused by the birth of a child with a disability, the detrimental effects of the disability and the positive effects of the empowerment offered by the family intervention programs. When the family includes a member with a disability, time and effort must be dedicated to them as they normally have greater requirements for care. The repercussion of this is putting the needs of the parents and siblings to one side, creating a specific profile for these families. They show issues such as imbalance in the family system, unawareness of aspects of health and education, negative feelings, need for adaptation, etc., for which they require support programs. With the family intervention, they are able to improve their awareness of problems, acquire efficient education strategies, initiate new friendships, improve conflict resolution, etc. In consequence, rather than focusing on the disadvantages, these families can achieve a series of highly developed skills such as communication, self-esteem, sense of humour, resilience. It is the own potential of these families that must be strengthened, not only to improve the quality of family life, but also for the benefits to extend to the community. es_ES
dc.format text/plain es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.subject Disabled es_ES
dc.subject Family education es_ES
dc.subject Personas con discapacidad
dc.subject Educación familiar
dc.title Families with a disabled member es_ES
dc.title.alternative Impact and family education es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.identifier.DOI 10.1016/j.sbspro.2017.02.084


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