Divorce mediation and children's adjustment to parental divorce

Pediatr Nurs. Sep-Oct 1995;21(5):434-7.


Divorce can have marked negative effects on children, particularly when parental conflict is sustained and intense. A review of literature demonstrated that parents' participation in divorce mediation counseling resulted in positive outcomes including decreased parental conflict and children's healthier emotional and psychosocial adaptation to divorce. As family advocates, nurses are well positioned to educate families about divorce mediation counseling.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Counseling*
  • Divorce / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Negotiating*
  • Psychology, Child*