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Non‐violent resistance parent training for the parents of young adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Golan, Ofer; Shilo, Hila; Omer, Haim

Journal of family therapy. Volume 40:Issue 1 (2018); pp 4-24 -- Blackwell

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  • Title:
    Non‐violent resistance parent training for the parents of young adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Author: Golan, Ofer;
    Shilo, Hila;
    Omer, Haim
  • Found In: Journal of family therapy. Volume 40:Issue 1 (2018); pp 4-24
  • Journal Title: Journal of family therapy
  • Subjects: Family psychotherapy--Periodicals; Autism Spectrum Disorder--young adults--dependence--accommodation--parent training--non‐violent resistance; Palabras Clave: Trastorno del espectro autista--adultos jóvenes--dependencia--acomodación--formación de padres--resistencia no violenta; 关键词:自闭症谱系疾病--青年人--依赖--迁就--家长培训--非暴力抵抗; Dewey: 616.89156
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Blackwell
  • Abstract: Abstract:

    A 'dependence trap' between parents and young adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HF‐ASD) develops when parents accommodate to the needs of their grown‐up child in ways that may hinder development and cause distress. Non‐Violent Resistance (NVR) parent training may help parents reduce their accommodation, manage arising conflicts through de‐escalation techniques, and amass external support for themselves and their child. Parents of four young adults with HF‐ASD received a ten‐week modified NVR parent training. Cases were evaluated through semi‐structured interviews and self‐report questionnaires. The parents reported improved independent functioning, reduced parental helplessness and accommodation, and enhanced support. Questionnaires showed improvements in reported parental hopefulness and reduced parental depression.

    Practitioner points:

    Families with a grown‐up child with HF‐ASD may be characterised by excessive parental accommodation that is detrimental to optimal functioning

    Accommodation increases dependence, which in turn requires continued accommodation, forming a 'dependence trap'

    NVR parent training may help parents to young adults with HF‐ASD reduce parental accommodation, helplessness and depression, while improving hopefulness and adaptation


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100056373790.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0163-4445; 10.1111/1467-6427.12106
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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