Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Separating a Child from their Parent: The Effect on the Child’s Mental Health

Morey, Tasha K. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Separating a Child from their Parent: The Effect on the Child’s Mental Health. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper explores the different types of separation that can occur in childhood and the implications of each on mental health. Two types of separation are discussed, which are separation with contact and separation without contact/abandonment. Separation with contact is when a child is separated from a parent but still has some contact, such as in the case of divorce of the parents. Separation without contact/abandonment is when a child is separated from a parent and never has anymore contact with them, such as in the death of a parent. The effects that each has on mental health are discussed, and the findings show that no matter what type of separation is being looked at, there will be negative effects on mental health both as a child and an adult. Overall, the paper shows that separation without contact/abandonment will have more negative effects on mental health.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11851
Item ID: 11851
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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