Predictors of children’s poor mental health outcomes

*+ = These factors contributed most significantly to children’s poor mental health outcomes.

Of interest in this mental health data is the extent to which the relationship factors with the mother overshadowed the influence of relationship factors with the father in the co-determination of poor mental health outcomes for children. This may reflect the younger group of children represented in the clinical group, and the heightened primacy of their attachment relationship to their mother.

You can read the entire study here: Children Beyond Dispute: A Prospective Study of Outcomes from Child Focused and Child Inclusive Post-Separation Family Dispute Resolution by Jennifer E. McIntosh and Caroline M. Long

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