The Meaning of Child Welfare: Part 5: How Does Exposure to Stress Affect Child Welfare?

Authors: Caroline Hart
Format: Article

Summary: Discusses the impacts on children of stress through being emotionally abused or neglected by parents who may be unable to care for them. Goes on to discuss stress experienced by children through family court proceedings and the lack of research into the impacts on children of different types of court order. Calls for recognition of the impact of stress on the child in law and that this should affect decision-making about residence in particular whether the child remains with the parent/s or changes residence.

Journal: Family law (Vol.47), April 2017, pp 438-441