Resilience in Recently Separated Mothers and Fathers

Single Parent Surveys and Studies

Resilience in Recently Separated
Mothers and Fathers

Seeking shared parenting single parents


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Research around divorce and separation in the past has focused largely on parent’s shortcomings including identifying and minimising risk. Although such research is important, there has been no enquiry into what factors are most useful to assist mothers with dependent children in coping with separation and divorce. This finding is concerning and given the important role that mothers play, it is critical that they are able to successfully overcome the adversity of separation and divorce to go on to lead happy and healthy lives for both themselves and their children.

So what factors are most useful in assisting mothers to cope with separation and divorce? Knowledge of such factors and constructs that help mothers and subsequently their children through separation and divorce may actually benefit these individuals in a more proactive manner than simply acknowledging the possible problems that may be encountered.

Ms Barbas is currently seeking participants who

  • share (50/50) the care of their dependent (0 – 17 years old) children
  • or

  • have LESS than 50% custody of their children

…to speak to about what helped the most following separation

Single Dads – If you are a residential/custodial dad (have MORE than 51% custody of your children) Sarah would also love to speak with you.

All interested participants will be asked to complete at 60 – 90 minute telephone interview or face-to-face interview at a location that is convenient for them.

Please contact Ms Barbas to express your interest in participating in this study by filling in this brief form here


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