Healing the Child When One Parent Kills the Other
Waterhouse, Rosie, The Independent (London, England)
THE RESULTS of a study into the effects on children when one parent kills the other are to be presented at a conference of child psychiatrists next month.
Every year in England and Wales the courts convict between 40 and 50 men and a handful of women of killing their partners, leaving any children effectively orphaned.
Until recently there was no specialist knowledge or service for such bereaved children. Academic papers had considered the possibility of psychological problems, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, but not how best to treat and counsel these children; how to assess where they should live in the short and long term; how to help them grieve; how …
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Publication information: Article title: Healing the Child When One Parent Kills the Other. Contributors: Waterhouse, Rosie - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 19, 1994. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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