Separation And Reunification: Mental Health Of Chinese Children Affected By Parental Migration.
Zhao, Chenyue. Egger, Helen L. Sterin, Cheryl R. McGregor, Kyle A.
Published: September 2018
Vol. 142, No. 3 , p. 12-15
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
This article discusses parent and child separation and reunification in migrant families, the impact of parental migration on child well-being, and the implications for intervention programs and clinical practice. It concludes the migratory separation from parents and the subsequent changes in family structure have long-term negative impacts on child development and mental health and emphasizes the need for mental health services and service integration across the health and social services sectors. 34 references.
children of immigrants; parental absence; child development; unaccompanied children; family reunification; child welfare services; mental health services; pediatric services; migrant workers; separation; China