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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Challenging childhoods: Young people's accounts of 'getting by' in families with substance use problems
Authors: Backett-Milburn, Kathryn
Wilson, Sarah
Bancroft, Angus
Cunningham-Burley, Sarah
Contact Email: sarah.wilson@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: childhoods
families
resilience
parental substance misuse
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Backett-Milburn K, Wilson S, Bancroft A & Cunningham-Burley S (2008) Challenging childhoods: Young people's accounts of 'getting by' in families with substance use problems, Childhood, 15 (4), pp. 461-479.
Abstract: Concern is increasing about children growing up in families where there are substance use problems but relatively little is known about the perspectives of the children themselves. We report on a qualitative study with young people who grew up in such families, exploring their accounts of their daily lives at home, school and leisure. We focus on the everyday interactions, practices and processes they felt helped them to ‘get by’ in their challenging childhoods, showing how the protective factors thought to promote ‘resilience’ were seldom in place for them unconditionally and without associated costs.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1402
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568208097202
Rights: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Childhood, Volume 15, Issue 4, 2008, © SAGE Publications, Inc., 2008 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Childhood page: http://chd.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
Affiliation: University of Edinburgh
Applied Social Science
University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

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