Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

For the past several years in the United States, there have been more than 800 000 divorces and parent separations annually, with over 1 million children affected. Children and their parents can experience emotional trauma before, during, and after a separation or divorce. Pediatricians can be aware of their patients' behavior and parental attitudes and behaviors that may indicate family dysfunction and that can indicate need for intervention. Age-appropriate explanation and counseling for the child and advice and guidance for the parents, as well as recommendation of reading material, may help reduce the potential negative effects of divorce. Often, referral to professionals with expertise in the social, emotional, and legal aspects of the separation and its aftermath may be helpful for these families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20163020
JournalPediatrics
Volume138
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

Fingerprint

Divorce
Child Guidance
Parents
Jurisprudence
Counseling
Reading
Referral and Consultation
Wounds and Injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

Cite this

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (2016). Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation. Pediatrics, 138(6), [e20163020]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3020

Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation. / Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 138, No. 6, e20163020, 01.12.2016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 2016, 'Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation', Pediatrics, vol. 138, no. 6, e20163020. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3020
Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec 1;138(6). e20163020. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-3020
Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. / Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation. In: Pediatrics. 2016 ; Vol. 138, No. 6.
@article{ba49d1182ccd41459795b7d492951bab,
title = "Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation",
abstract = "For the past several years in the United States, there have been more than 800 000 divorces and parent separations annually, with over 1 million children affected. Children and their parents can experience emotional trauma before, during, and after a separation or divorce. Pediatricians can be aware of their patients' behavior and parental attitudes and behaviors that may indicate family dysfunction and that can indicate need for intervention. Age-appropriate explanation and counseling for the child and advice and guidance for the parents, as well as recommendation of reading material, may help reduce the potential negative effects of divorce. Often, referral to professionals with expertise in the social, emotional, and legal aspects of the separation and its aftermath may be helpful for these families.",
author = "{Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics} and Cohen, {George J.} and Weitzman, {Carol C.} and Michael Yogman and Nerissa Bauer and Gambon, {Thresia B.} and Arthur Lavin and Lemmon, {Keith M.} and Gerri Mattson and Rafferty, {Jason Richard} and Wissow, {Lawrence Sagin} and Sharon Berry and Terry Carmichael and Ed Christophersen and Norah Johnson and Sulik, {Leonard Read} and Stephanie Domain and Blum, {Nathan J.} and Macias, {Michelle M.} and Bauer, {Nerissa S.} and Carolyn Bridgemohan and Edward Goldson and McGuinn, {Laura J.} and Smith, {Peter J.} and Contompasis, {Stephen H.} and Korb, {Damon R.} and Reiff, {Michael I.} and Voigt, {Robert G.} and High, {Pamela C.} and Davis, {Beth Ellen} and Linda Paul",
year = "2016",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1542/peds.2016-3020",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "138",
journal = "Pediatrics",
issn = "0031-4005",
publisher = "American Academy of Pediatrics",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Helping children and families deal with divorce and separation

AU - Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

AU - Cohen, George J.

AU - Weitzman, Carol C.

AU - Yogman, Michael

AU - Bauer, Nerissa

AU - Gambon, Thresia B.

AU - Lavin, Arthur

AU - Lemmon, Keith M.

AU - Mattson, Gerri

AU - Rafferty, Jason Richard

AU - Wissow, Lawrence Sagin

AU - Berry, Sharon

AU - Carmichael, Terry

AU - Christophersen, Ed

AU - Johnson, Norah

AU - Sulik, Leonard Read

AU - Domain, Stephanie

AU - Blum, Nathan J.

AU - Macias, Michelle M.

AU - Bauer, Nerissa S.

AU - Bridgemohan, Carolyn

AU - Goldson, Edward

AU - McGuinn, Laura J.

AU - Smith, Peter J.

AU - Contompasis, Stephen H.

AU - Korb, Damon R.

AU - Reiff, Michael I.

AU - Voigt, Robert G.

AU - High, Pamela C.

AU - Davis, Beth Ellen

AU - Paul, Linda

PY - 2016/12/1

Y1 - 2016/12/1

N2 - For the past several years in the United States, there have been more than 800 000 divorces and parent separations annually, with over 1 million children affected. Children and their parents can experience emotional trauma before, during, and after a separation or divorce. Pediatricians can be aware of their patients' behavior and parental attitudes and behaviors that may indicate family dysfunction and that can indicate need for intervention. Age-appropriate explanation and counseling for the child and advice and guidance for the parents, as well as recommendation of reading material, may help reduce the potential negative effects of divorce. Often, referral to professionals with expertise in the social, emotional, and legal aspects of the separation and its aftermath may be helpful for these families.

AB - For the past several years in the United States, there have been more than 800 000 divorces and parent separations annually, with over 1 million children affected. Children and their parents can experience emotional trauma before, during, and after a separation or divorce. Pediatricians can be aware of their patients' behavior and parental attitudes and behaviors that may indicate family dysfunction and that can indicate need for intervention. Age-appropriate explanation and counseling for the child and advice and guidance for the parents, as well as recommendation of reading material, may help reduce the potential negative effects of divorce. Often, referral to professionals with expertise in the social, emotional, and legal aspects of the separation and its aftermath may be helpful for these families.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85008311658&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85008311658&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1542/peds.2016-3020

DO - 10.1542/peds.2016-3020

M3 - Article

VL - 138

JO - Pediatrics

JF - Pediatrics

SN - 0031-4005

IS - 6

M1 - e20163020

ER -