Report: Supporting children’s mental health through family separation
One of the most effective ways to safeguard children’s mental health through separation is to support their parents in the process. Yet many separating parents receive support from health and welfare practitioners who have limited training in working with separating families.
Evidence-based programs for separating families can provide practitioners in diverse sectors with information about ‘what works’. This paper, published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies in conjunction with Emerging Minds, identifies the common elements of evidence-based parenting programs that support children’s (aged 0-12 years) mental health through parental separation, to inform the decisions practitioners make in their practice.