Managing moods and parenting: Perspectives of former system youth who struggle with emotional challenges

Sarah Carter Narendorf, Michelle R. Munson, Fredreka Levingston

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Abstract

Young adults who were served in public systems of care as children are much more likely than their peers to be parenting in adolescence and young adulthood. They are also more likely than their counterparts to have a history of mental health problems. This study examined the perspectives of young adult parents with mood problems who had been involved in public systems of care before age 18. Qualitative interviews with twenty-eight participants were analyzed to examine the experience of managing moods and parenting. Young parents described how their symptoms impact their parenting and how parenting impacts their coping. They also described the strengths and challenges of using mental health services while parenting. Findings highlight the need to provide interventions that include supports for both parenting and symptom management and for providers to include both tangible and emotional support in their interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1979-1987
Number of pages9
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

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Keywords

  • Mental health service use
  • Parenting
  • Public systems
  • Young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Managing moods and parenting : Perspectives of former system youth who struggle with emotional challenges. / Narendorf, Sarah Carter; Munson, Michelle R.; Levingston, Fredreka.

In: Children and Youth Services Review, Vol. 35, No. 12, 12.2013, p. 1979-1987.

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