24. Children's Adjustment after Parental Separation

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Susie Sweeper

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch24

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Sweeper, S. (2012) Children's Adjustment after Parental Separation, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • children's adjustment, after parental separation;
  • detrimental effects, of parental conflict on children;
  • children's levels of adjustment, level of parental conflict;
  • parental conflict, high after a relationship separation;
  • disturbed patterns of emotional arousal, affect-regulation difficulties;
  • post-separation parenting programs;
  • parent conflict, not solely responsible for child outcomes;
  • post-separation stressors;
  • improved parenting and parent–child relations;
  • negative effects of stressful conflict on physical health

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Nature of Parental Conflict

  • Difficulties in Reducing Parental Conflict

  • Clinical Interventions for Improving the Parent-Child Relationship in the Context of High Parental Conflict

  • Conclusion and Future Directions

  • References