This timely volume addresses issues related to the mental health and health-related quality of life of adolescents through a study with three groups: those with physical, intellectual, and other developmental disabilities, specifically fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
Investigating the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional dimension of adolescents' quality of life, the chapters explore the meaning of personal and social resources of adolescents with disability and their parents in the context of the Polish system of support for families with disabled children, further highlighting difficulties intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Another field-defining work on the progression of mental health research for children and adolescents, this book will be a useful and timely contribution to researchers, post-graduate students, and scholars in the fields of developmental and social psychology, mental health research, adolescent psychotherapy, and disability. It will also be of interest to school counselors, parents, and caregivers.
1. Introduction 2. Youth with a disability from the biopsychosocial perspective – assumptions of the study 3. Mental health evaluation by adolescents with a disability and by their parents 4. Health-related quality of life of youth with a disability in the physical, emotional, family, peer, and educational context 5. Evaluation of health-related quality of life: perspectives of adolescents with disability and of parents 6. Personal and social resources of adolescents with a disability and of their parents: similarities and differences 7. Meaning of personal and social resources in maintaining health-related quality of life of adolescents with a disability 8. Conclusion