Examining the Links Between Challenging Behaviors in Youth with ASD and Parental Stress,
Examining the Links Between Challenging Behaviors in Youth with ASD and Parental Stress, Mental Health, and Involvement: Applying an Adaptation of the Family Stress Model to Families of Youth with ASD.
Schiltz HK1, McVey AJ2, Magnus B2, Dolan BK2,3, Willar KS2, Pleiss S2,4, Karst J2,5, Carson AM2,6, Caiozzo C2, Vogt E2, Van Hecke AV2.
Raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) poses unique challenges that may impact parents’ mental health and parenting experiences. The current study analyzed self-report data from 77 parents of youth with ASD. A serial multiple mediation model revealed that parenting stress (SIPA) and parental mental health (BAI and BDI-II) appears to be impacted by challenging adolescent behaviors (SSIS-PBs) and, in turn, affect parental involvement (PRQ), controlling for social skills (SSIS-SSs). Further, the study explored the malleability of parents’ mental health over the course of a social skills intervention, and provides modest evidence that parent depressive symptoms decline across intervention. This study illustrates the importance of considering the entire family system in research on youth with ASD.
Autism spectrum disorder; Families; Parenting; Social skills intervention; Stress
Dr. Manish Bhatia
M.Sc. Homeopathy (UCLAN, UK), MD (Hom) Pediatrics
Associate Professor, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
Consultant, Asha Homeopathy
Director, Hpathy Medical Publishers
Dr. Manish Bhatia is an internationally renowned homeopathy doctor. He is MD Pediatrics and one of the global experts in treatment of autism and other neurodevelopmental issues of children. He has done dual masters and treats both children as well as adults. He is also a well-known authority on Organon of Medicine. He was awarded with the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam State Level Teacher's Award in 2016. He has also given seminars and webinars in several countries of Europe, Americas and Australia on topics like Autism, Pediatrics, Case Taking, Mental Health, Organon in Practice, Posology etc.
He is the author of "Lectures on Organon of Medicine" Vol. I, II & III (English, Bulgarian, German editions), international best-sellers, which are approved by the Central Council of Homeopathy (India) for BHMS and MD (Hom) syllabus. He is a contributing author to the book "Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research" and co-editor of “The Fireside Book of Homeopathy Tales.” He is also editor of the journal "Homeopathy for Everyone"