Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Families can have a significant influence on a child’s or adolescent’s mental health.
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Families can have a significant influence on a child’s or adolescent’s mental health. Family relationships can positively or negatively impact child development. This influence also occurs in the reverse: families influence the overall health of the child and the child influences the overall health of the family.
Many issues can contribute to childhood difficulties including the death of a family member, the birth of a sibling, physical or sexual abuse, parental divorce/separation, being physically or emotionally bullied, domestic violence, poverty or homelessness, moving to a new school/area.within the family, or taking on more responsibility than is appropriate for one’s age.
Family therapy utilises the connection that exists between the child and their family with the goal of improving relationships within the family. It concentrates on the relational and communication processes within the family. When a family relationship improve and the family functions better, the child functions better also.