The paper provides a brief overview of the research literature on the impacts of family structure and family change on child outcomes, with a particular focus on parental separation.
According to my plan for how all of this gets laid out there are two more key therapy schools to cover, these being the Family Systems and Humanist schools.
When we can do neither, which is so often the case with children in highly stressful homes, those stress chemicals are left to boil up inside of us and they can cause anything from thinning hair to heart disease.
Experiences like growing up with parental addiction and the chaos and stress that surround it pop up over and over again as primary causes of toxic stress.
How much of the impact is attributable to income changes consequent on parental separation?
How much is attributable to the absence of a parent figure?