Children - Support families through divorce,
bereavement and children's behavioural problems.
Bureau - Your local branch is listed in the
Divorce Aid - Run
by an independent group of professionals it provides advice,
support and information on all aspects of divorce. It has
specialised sections for both young children and teenagers,
enabling them to recognise and deal with emotions that arise from
separation and divorce.
Family Lives -
Parentline offers help and advice to parents on bringing up
children and teenagers, tel: 0808 800 2222.
Mediation - An organisation specifically set up
to help families who are separating. It has a useful booklist,
which includes books for children of different ages.
Relate - offers a range of services to help
families and couples going through separation and divorce.
Society - Produces a series of leaflets for
children and parents.
The Money Advice
Service - Information and advice on the financial
aspects of divorce, separation or civil partnership dissolution,
including an interactive calculator to help manage finances, work
put what you have and owe, and consider how you might split what
Rutter’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fifth Edition (2008).
Catherine M Lee and Karen A Bax (2000):
Children’s reactions to parental separation and divorce,
Paediatrics and Child Health, May-June; 5(4):217-218.
Revised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Child and Family
Public Education Editorial Board.
Series Editor: Dr Vasu Balaguru
With grateful thanks to Dr Margaret Bamforth.
This leaflet reflects the best possible
evidence at the time of writing.
© March 2012. Due for review March
2014. Royal College of Psychiatrists.