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ERIC Number: EJ827342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Consequences of Divorce in Infancy: Three Case Studies of Growth Faltering
Solchany, JoAnne
Zero to Three, v27 n6 p34-41 Jul 2007
Divorce is difficult for any child to deal with, but for our youngest children it presents a host of risks and challenges. Attachment has often been at the forefront of many divorce and visitation discussions, particularly in relation to overnight visitation. The case studies presented here address another dimension of the impact of divorce on infants: physiological stability and growth faltering--issues with long-term health implications. For the three babies presented here, their experiences of divorce interrupted their ability to grow and thrive along a healthy continuum. Mental health and health care practitioners need to be aware of these issues, be able to evaluate them, and intervene as necessary.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A