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The reality of rurality: Rural parents' experiences of early years services.
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PMID:  23034104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the experiences of rural parents accessing early years support services through a specific service delivery strategy in Ontario, Canada. Nine focus groups and five interviews were conducted in two rural communities as part of a larger research project exploring parent experiences in both urban and rural communities. Thematic analysis, informed by a critical ecological systems perspective, revealed that certain factors related to rural life and location affected parents' experiences. Services must be accessible in terms of location and social and psychological dimensions for parents to attend and make use of supports. These supports, in turn, foster healthy child development and healthy communities.
Authors:
Kerri Graham; Kathryn Underwood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & place     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1873-2054     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Place     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9510067     Medline TA:  Health Place     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1231-1239     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Ryerson University, Canada. Electronic address: kerri.graham@ryerson.ca.
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