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November 12, 2018

Recent family-related news included information on travel options for single parents, tips from three experts on uncoupling in a more peaceful way, how non-adversarial approaches to divorce benefit children, data on the declining divorce rate in Belgian, and why childhood trauma should be treated as a public health crisis.

Single Parents Need Vacations Too Shivani Vora, The New York Times, November 1, 2018 Amanda Norcross, the features editor of the online travel magazine Family Vacation Critic, said that the travel industry is paying more attention to single parent family vacations because the number of solo parent households has increased.“The definition of what constitutes a family has changed over the years, and travel brands are seeing an opportunity to cater to this niche market,” Ms. Norcross said.

Divorce and Child Custody: Men Cry Foul Thom Patterson, CNN, November 5, 2018 In this piece, questions are posed to family law attorney Randall Kessler, Fulton County, Georgia, Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan, and board-certified family therapist Ephrat Lipton of the Atlanta Center for Wellness, to offer insight and advice on how fathers — and parents in general — can avoid acrimonious outcomes during the often painful legal process of uncoupling.

Dealing with Divorce Psychology Today, November, 2018 The liberalization of divorce laws has fueled non-adversarial approaches to marital dissolution, such as negotiation and mediation. Such practices are especially beneficial for children, for whom divorce is almost always distressing and whose needs are often overlooked in the adversarial process.

Belgian People Are Getting Married Increasingly Later and Divorce Less and Less Statbel, November 6, 2018 Data from Belgian reveals that 23,059 divorces were registered in 2017. The number of divorces has decreased by 2.2 % compared to 2016, according to the new figures of Statbel, the Belgian statistical office.

Should Childhood Trauma be Treated as a Public Health Crisis Erin Blakemore, NPR, November 9, 2018 The effects of childhood trauma persist and are linked to mental illness and addiction in adulthood. And, researchers say, there might be more effective to approach trauma as a public health crisis than to limit treatment to individuals.

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