Parting Company


The ways in which divorce can affect the children involved.

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Producer: Rolf Harris for the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies
Year Produced: 1988
Running time: 35 minutes
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The way parents and children negotiate separation and divorce is important for their subsequent well-being. An understanding of how divorce is experienced is essential for professionals who offer their services to divorcing couples and their families. The aim of this video is to illustrate how divorce is experienced in different and conflicting ways by one couple and their two adolescent children. Their conflicts and dilemmas, and the responses of professionals involved with them, are developed in six scenes. The video and teaching notes are designed for use in small training groups. The teaching material will be relevant to a wide range of professionals, parents and children directly or indirectly concerned with family breakdown and divorce.

Made in 1988 this film reflects the cultural attitudes and language of the time it was made. But the issues raised may be timeless.

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