Using Assignment 1, create a 10-15 slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:
- Present the findings using presentation software of your choice.
- Include a title slide and references section (references section must be in APA
format). Note: These two (2) slides are not part of the ten (10) slide requirement.
- Develop a creative and appealing presentation for a professional audience, using two
to three (2-3) colors, two to three (2-3) fonts, and two to three (2-3) other visuals.
- Provide coherent, clear, organized, and substantive content that can be easily
understood by the audience.
- Provide detailed speaker notes for each slide. Note: The speaker notes should be
formally written. In other words, correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation are
- Summarize three (3) critical main points of the Assignment 1 topic paper. Note:
Elaborate on the main points in additional slides as necessary. Use in-text citations in
APA format to support your points.
- Conclude your presentation with both a summary of the facts and your opinion of
where future beneficial research on your chosen topic will lead.
Review of a Professional Journal
Health problems affecting parents providing care to children with
Parent of special needs children suffer more health problems than
These parents require intervention
For therapeutic interventions, self-actualization and self-acceptance need
Existential fulfillment scale is useful instrument to identify parents in
need of intervention
Parents of special needs
These parents physical need is
It affects daily functioning of
It has adverse effects on children
Meaning in life
Introduced by Frankl (1962) explain
why some people cope better than
others in enduring circumstances do
Meaning of life helps people cope with
Meaning of life leads to existential
Health effects on parents raising a
special needs child
Clinical and subclinical post-traumatic
Perceived daily stress
Relationship between meaning of life and
Less overall psychological distress
Higher self esteem post treatment
Less depressive symptoms
Strong sense of meaning of life is a source
of motivation during stress
It influences physical health- both
biological and behavioral
meaning of life
Leads to existential
fulfillment leads to self
Realistic awareness of one’s strength and
Understanding ones potential and ones
Pinnacle in hierarchy of
Desire for self-fulfillment
Need or desire to become
more and more
Recognizing that a person is a
part of a larger whole
Feeling that there is meaning in
Rising above ones interests
Higher sense of self-actualization and
self-acceptance relates to a
better-perceived physical health
Higher sense of self-transcendence
relates more to perceived health
Stress of raising a special needs child
is responsible for health problems
Bekenkamp, J., Klasina Groothof, H., Bloemers, W., & Tomic,
W. (2014). The Relationship
between Physical Health and Meaning in Life among Parents of
Special Needs Children.
Europe’s Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 67-78.
Clark, P. (2002). Effects of individual and family hardiness on
caregiver depression and fatigue. Research in Nursing & Health,
25(1), 37-48. doi:10.1002/nur.10014
Frankl, V. (1962). Psychiatry and man’s quest for meaning.
Journal of Religion and Health, 1(2), 93-103.
Maslow, A. (1943). A Theory of Human Motivation.
Psychological Review, 50, 370-396.