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The Meaning of Home for Children and Young People after Separation

Campo, Monica; Fehlberg, Belinda; Natalier, Kristin; Smyth, Bruce


This paper explores 68 Australian children and young people’s understandings of what ‘home’ means for them after their parents’ separation. Home – a familiar yet complex concept of great personal and social significance – has been a research focus for many other disciplines but not family law. We found that home, as an idea and lived experience, was complex. Children and young people’s descriptions of home conveyed an interaction of tangible and intangible dimensions. Home was rarely defined...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020-08-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law
DOI: 10.1080/09649069.2020.1796218


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