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Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation / Edition 1
     

Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation / Edition 1

by Jan Pryor
 

ISBN-10: 063121576X

ISBN-13: 9780631215769

Pub. Date: 09/17/2008

Publisher: Wiley

At a time when separation and divorce are at historically high rates, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others. Sifting through international research on families undergoing change, the authors consider what can be learnt about children's experiences and well-being.

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Overview

At a time when separation and divorce are at historically high rates, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others. Sifting through international research on families undergoing change, the authors consider what can be learnt about children's experiences and well-being.

The book starts by documenting demographic changes across North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand and by outlining known outcomes for children affected by parental separation and stepfamily formation. It then goes on to address in detail children's own perceptions of family change, what happens when family transitions occur, children's experience in stepfamilies, and the hotly-debated issue of the involvement of fathers in children's lives.

Finally, the authors draw out the implications of research for policy and practice. They point professionals towards multifaceted approaches to caring for children, minimising the risks and optimising the factors that promote resilience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215769
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/17/2008
Series:
Understanding Children's Worlds Series
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Series Editor's Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Glossary of Studies Frequently Referred to in the Book.

Introduction.

1. The Context of Family Transitions.

2. Frameworks for Understanding Family Transitions.

3. Family Transitions and Outcomes for Children.

4. Children's Perceptions of Families and Family Change.

5. Families that Separate.

6. Stepfamilies and Multiple Transitions.

7. Fathers in Families.

8. Explaining Outcomes for Children and Young People.

9. Overview and Future Direction.

References.

Index.

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