Is the quality of parenting affected by drug dependence?

Maltby, Zoe (2015) Is the quality of parenting affected by drug dependence? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (2003) ‘hidden harm’ report estimates that there are between 250,000 and 350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK – about one for every problem drug user. The Social Work Task Force (2009) final report, and the Review (2011) both identify drug dependence as being a dominant factor and core issue that negatively affects families, in particular within the children and family department (Galvani and Forrester 2008; Brandon et al 2010: in (Galvani 2012 p. 09). Significantly however, parental drug dependency remains to be an under researched topic. Therefore leading to the question:
    Is the Quality of Parenting Affected by Drug Dependence?

    The author undertook a systematic qualitative literature review of academic journals published in Great Britain from 1998 to date. This enabled the identification of three dominant themes. Firstly, parenting qualities and drug dependency. Secondly, personal, cultural, and structural levels of parental drug dependency and stigmatisation and lastly, effect of professional knowledge on engagement with services. The author recommends extensive research on parental drug dependency but from the perspectives of parents.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 14:29
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 14:29

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