In this course, the main effects on children of their parents divorcing are examined, with respect to both factors which increase risk and also those which increase resilience. Strategies which mental health professionals can employ to help children adjust are discussed at three broad levels.
About this course
In this course, the focus is on children whose parents are divorcing. From pre-schoolers to young adults, you will learn the typical reactions children have to news of their parents’ divorce. The risk factors which make post-separation adjustment difficult for children are examined, and also those factors which increase resilience. Strategies which you can employ as a mental health professional to help children be resilient throughout the divorce and beyond are directed to three parties: the parents, the children, and the institutions which are involved with divorce when children are involved.
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