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Wesleyan University

Publication Date

Spring 2009

Program Name

Kenya: Development, Health, and Society

Abstract

This is a study examining the adequacy of the psychological services and support offered by the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya, APDK, to the children in its care and the families who utilize the centre. First and foremost this study examined the psychological effect physical disabilities have on children and their families to determine what services are necessary for these individuals. The availability of mental health services was then analyzed in the context of the need for them as expressed by children at APDK and parents of disabled children. It was discovered that very few services are available that address mental health even though all parties, specifically the parents of disabled children, communicated both a strong need and desire for therapy and counseling.

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health | Social Work

 

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