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Supporting Children When Parents Separate – Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy | Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Supporting Children When Parents Separate: Embedding a Crisis Intervention Approach within Family Justice, Education and Mental Health Policy

Mervyn Murch

Abstract

After years of research and reflection on the work of the interdisciplinary family justice system this book offers a fresh approach to supporting the thousands of children every year who experience a complex form of bereavement following parental separation and divorce. This stressful family change, combined with the loss of support due to austerity cuts, can damage their education, well-being, mental health, and long-term life chances. This book argues for early preventative intervention which responds to children's worries when they first present them, without waiting until things have gone ... More

Keywords: family justice system, interdisciplinary family justice, children, parental separation, parental divorce, crisis, mental health, education, well-being, adolescent

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447345947
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345947.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mervyn Murch, author
Cardiff University

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