When parents are going through a separation or divorce, for children this is generally associated with feelings of loss and fear. They are deprived of their trusted family environment and equal access to both parents, causing them to feel alone, helpless and misunderstood.
They withdraw, become aggressive or develop other behavioural problems.
For parents undergoing separation or divorce it is sometimes difficult to appreciate the pain their children are feeling as they are themselves caught up in their own pain and feelings of aggression and disappointment.
The associations aided by the ministry in the context of „Support for parents and children in situations of separation and divorce“ offer therapy-based and educational children’s groups, in addition to working with children or parents individually and assisting them as a couple or individually.