Parental Psychological Distress and Children

Posted on Dec 4, 2017 in Children and Divorce

There is a great deal of understandable concern about the effects of parental separation and divorce on children. Research has consistently identified that parental psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance misuse can increase the risk of harm to children, but there is a lot of confusion about it. Clarity about this serious concern has recently been provided by a recent Social Policy Report by the Society for Research on...

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Over One and a Half Million and Twice as Likely to Suffer from Problems: Working with Children of Divorce

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 in Children and Divorce

People are often aware that children who grow up in homes where there has been divorce have a bigger risk of facing problems in life. But what does that really mean? The best recent estimates are that there are over one and a half million children each year who experience the divorce or permanent separation of their parents. Although most of these children do not end up with significant life difficulties, an increased proportion do, compared...

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