Articles on survivors and experiences of childcare as parents
May 12, 2018 7:39 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find articles on how adult survivors experience childcare settings as parents?

I'm looking for articles on how survivors of childhood trauma and abuse may be affected by the experience or need to use daycare, childcare, babysitters, nanny, house cleaners, housekeepers and other services, including decision-making, emotional impact, barriers and their own well-being. It could include recommendations or difficulties...I haven't been able to find anything, so I'm open to a wide variety of resources at this point.

I tried looking in some scholarly databases and in Google, but I don't seem to have the right words.

posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats to Health & Fitness (3 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My son is 7 yrs old and I can link you if you memail me to the description of my childhood. This a GREAT question and I have never seen any discussion or articles about this online. I'm super interested in this topic, having navigated the early years of my son's childcare decisions blind, processing as I went through it.

Thank you.
posted by jbenben at 10:16 PM on May 12, 2018 [4 favorites]

I think you need to use childcare breaking the cycle of abuse as search terms. There is a literature and a professional discussion about this. Maybe there are more terms that I have forgotten, but this should get you started.
posted by mumimor at 2:52 AM on May 13, 2018 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks. I wasn't looking at parents being abusers, but instead how survivors might experience barriers in trying to hire caregivers.
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 7:37 AM on May 13, 2018

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