Faculty of Education and Social Work. " M others a cquisition of a m ental i llness: a qualitative analysis of the narratives of mothers"(M.A.M.I.). Social Work and Social Develpment Conference Sweden 2012. DSW Candidate 2007- 2012. Kristen Anne Burriel. MAMI Research Project.
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"Mothers acquisition of a mental illness: a qualitative analysis of the narratives of mothers"(M.A.M.I.).
Social Work and Social Develpment Conference
DSW Candidate 2007- 2012
Kristen Anne Burriel
Aim and Background
Mothers-This is a term which has been the subject of considerable interrogation in Feminist literature. In this presentation it is used in its simple form as a woman who has given birth to children.
Supported Playgroups-Mental Health (Parents Opportunity to Participate in Play with their Young)and other specialised focus (http://www.fahcsia.gov.au).
Mental Illness-legal(MHA, 1990), medical(DSMIV) and social perspectives(WHO,2002).
2. Social constructionist
Developmental Qualitative Approach ( Mason, 2006)
mothers and their children.
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