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dc.contributor.authorShepley, Robin Paulen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:47:30Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2001-07-26en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-11052001-122541en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35603
dc.description.abstractChildren Diagnosed With Attachment Disorder: A Qualitative Study of Parents Experiences By Robin Paul Shepley Karen Rosen, Chairman Human Development (ABSTRACT) Parents of children who have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) often face a challenging dilemma. They are faced with parenting children who often respond from an orientation of feeling unloved and mistrustful of their caregivers. The purpose of this study was to develop a detailed description of the story of four such parents. A multi-case qualitative design and constructivist and coping theoretical frameworks guided the investigation. The constant comparative method of analysis was used to develop three core categories that described the subtitles of parent's experiences. Parent's quotes were used to further embellish the findings. The findings include parent's experiences in recognizing RAD behavior, their response to this behavior, and advice and recommendations they would share with others dealing with this diagnosis. Parents described their child's behavior, resources and methods they used to cope, and had both encouraging and critical reflections of their experiences.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAttachment Disorderen_US
dc.subjectParent's Experienceen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Studyen_US
dc.titleChildren Diagnosed With Attachment Disorder: A Qualitative Study of the Parental Experienceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRosen, Karen H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStith, Sandra M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMcCollum, Eric E.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-11052001-122541/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-11-05en_US
dc.date.rdate2002-11-14
dc.date.adate2001-11-14en_US


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