Supporting children and parents through family changes

Children"s Issues Centre, National Seminar proceedings, November 1995 by University of Otago. Children"s Issues Centre. Seminar

Publisher: University of Otago Press in Dunedin [N.Z.]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 134 Downloads: 67
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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Anne B. Smith and Nicola J. Taylor.
ContributionsSmith, Anne B., Taylor, Nicola J.
LC ClassificationsHQ722.5 .U55 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL761051M
ISBN 101877133078
LC Control Number97157960

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At times of change, children may regress to earlier behaviors. For example, a child who was toilet trained may revert back to having accidents. This is normal — strive for patience. Be accepting Supporting children and parents through family changes book grieving. Your child may go through.

Most children will manage well with the support of parents and other family members, even if showing signs of some anxiety or concerns, such as difficulty sleeping or concentrating. Some children. Family support services are community-based services that assist and support parents in their role as caregivers.

Such services can take many different forms depending on the strengths and needs of the family, but their overarching goal is to help parents enhance skills and resolve problems to promote optimal child.

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Family breakups - supporting children. Separating parents can help children by giving them honest explanations and emotional support Family break ups - tips for children. A family breakup may be even harder for children.

Supporting a child through grief and loss. Children experience grief in many ways. Children may experience grief over: Death of a family member or friend; Death of a family pet; Parents separating or a family break-up; Moving to a new home or school; memory box or special book.

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For example furniture, toys and clothes will all be packed up and. The child and adolescent psychiatrist can evaluate and treat the child's emotional problems which may be associated with stress and also help parents make the transition and new experience easier for the whole family.

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The Adoption and Safe Families Act of (ASFA) brought about a number of changes. Reactions to stress vary with the child’s stage of development, ability to cope, length of time the stressor continues, intensity of the stressor, and degree of support from family, friends, and community.

The two most frequent indicators that children are stressed are changes. It is critical that parents support, rather than undermine, the other's parenting authority. During times of change, even turmoil, it is important that children maintain as many routines as possible.

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