How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce
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How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce by Elissa P. Benedek
Book DescriptionDivorce is probably one of the most traumatic events that children can experience, and it usually sets off a series of transitions in children's lives that have the potential to seriously affect their development. Thus, as a parent who is divorced or contemplating divorce, you should know that you have the power to approach this time in your life in such a way that your children will adjust successfully to the family's changed circumstances and grow into well-adjusted and competent adults. You and the children's other parent will always remain the most important figures in your children's lives. The greatest tragedy that can befall your children right now is the feeling that they have lost both of their parents. The best feeling is that they have two loving parents and a dependable network of supportive family members and friends. How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce provides the latest information on helping divorced parents raise their children to be happy, well-adjusted individuals. Written by one of the most respected experts in child and forensic psychiatry, the book offers parents practical, direct advice, with numerous case examples to illustrate specifics. It includes information on support groups and other organizations that divorced parents may find helpful, and it answers some of the most common questions on which divorced parents seek guidance. This book is your guide to: * Helping your children adjust to your separation and divorce* Telling your children about how the divorce will affect them* Reassuring your children that you will continue to love and care for them and then doing just that* Helping you avoid many of the parenting pitfalls common after divorce* Keeping your relationship with your ex-spouse as free of conflict as possible* Cooperating with your ex-spouse on matters pertaining to the children* Helping your children feel good about themselves and grow as individuals* Helping your children obtain help and guidance from other people
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780880485654
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Elissa P. Benedek
Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental Health, Hardback (October 2009)
Many of the chapters have been entirely rewritten by new authors to provide fresh insight into such topics as child custody; juvenile law; abuse, neglect, and permanent wardship cases; transcultural, transracial, and gay and lesbian parenting and adoption; and the reliability and suggestibility of children's statements.
How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce, Paperback (February 2007)
Provides information on helping divorced parents raise their children to be happy, well-adjusted individuals. This book includes information on support groups and other organizations that divorced parents may find helpful, and answers some of the most common questions on which divorced parents seek guidance.
Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, Hardback (January 2002)
This text on child and adolescent forensic psychiatry covers topics including: the legal system; forensic ethics; forensic evaluations; psychological testing in child and adolescent forensic evaluations; child custody; child abuse; youth violence; juvenile offenders; and legal issues.
Juvenile Homicide, Hardback (March 1989)» View all books by Elissa P. Benedek
Through its discussion of research findings, theory, and actual case examples, this book illustrates clinical and forensic issues encountered by clinicians who must deal with difficult cases involving juvenile homicide.
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Author Biography - Elissa P. Benedek
Elissa P. Benedek, M.D., is a leading child psychiatrist and forensic expert. She is Director of Research and Training at the Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Wayne State University. Dr. Benedek is the author of numerous scientific publications on child custody, the effects of divorce on children, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment. Having held some of the most prestigious leadership positions in her profession, including a term as only the second woman president of the American Psychiatric Association in its 151-year history, Dr. Benedek has worked tirelessly for many years to address the mental health needs of American children and make these needs known to policymakers and legislators. Catherine F. Brown, M.Ed., has worked for Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association, since 1982. In addition to supervising the newspaper's production, she has written extensively on many mental health issues and clinical areas within psychiatry
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