Kristi Shaw has completed an exceptional piece of research, providing critical analysis and originality in her dissertation Creating appreciation and community support for mothers caring for a child with anxiety disorder. She has completed a substantial dissertation that would achieve the goal of a thesis at a higher credit level.
Shaw’s inside knowledge of caring for a child with anxiety disorder has been applied to this project. The research involves an ambitious application of appreciative inquiry to the task of supporting a group of mothers to take action on the needs of their children with high anxiety. She has made a strong case for addressing the problem of people globally experiencing increasing levels of anxiety and targeting the unique challenges for parents who have children living with the ‘invisible’ impairment of anxiety.
McNabb, D., and Kenkel, D. (2022). Thesis Review: Creating Appreciation and Community Support for Mothers Caring for a Child with Anxiety Disorder by Kristi Shaw. ePress Thesis Review Series (1). Auckland, New Zealand: Unitec ePress.
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