Family Separation A Guide for Teens - Top ten things for teens to remember

pTheAustralianGovernmenthasproducedabookletFamilySeparationAGuideforTeenswiththeChildSupportAgencytohelpAustralianteensexperiencingfamilyseparation.brbrSeparationcantakeplaceovermonthsoryears.Duringthistimechildrenexperiencemanyemotionsandchangestotheirlifestyle.Itcanbeconfusingandadifficultprocessfireveryonetoadjustto.Thiscompoundedwithteenagepressuresofthesocialampphysicalnaturecanintensifyyourreactionstoyouradjustinglifestyle.FamilySeparationAGuideforTeensaimstogiveteenssometipsandhelptounderstandandcopewithwhatsgoingonaroundthem.brbrTheChildSupportAgencyCSAhelpsensurechildrencanrelyontheirparentsforthefinancialandemotionalsupportnecessaryfortheirwellbeing.Theyhavemorethan4000staffacrossthecountrysupportingaround1.5millionparentstotransferpaymentsforthebenefitof1.2millionchildren.FormoreinformationabouttheCSAcall131272orvisitaonmouseoverwindow.statuswww.csa.gov.aureturntrueonmouseoutwindow.statusreturntruerelnofollowhrefhttpwww.csa.gov.autargetblankwww.csa.gov.auabrbrbrph3Toptenthingsforteenstorememberh3p1.Yourenotalone.Around11000teenagersareaffectedbyfamilyseparationinAustraliaeachyear.brbr2.Itsnotyourfault.Nothingyousaidordidmadeyourparentsdecidetoseparate.brbr3.Itsnotyourjobtomakethingsbetterforyourparents.Theyareresponsibleforyounottheotherwayaround.brbr4.Yourparentsareseparatingfromeachothernotyou.Yourfatherwillalwaysbeyourfatherandyourmotherwillalwaysbeyourmother.brbr5.Youhavetherighttofeelsafe.Ifyoudontfeelsafetalktosomeoneyoutrust.Ifyoureexperiencingviolencecallthepolice.brbr6.Youcanstillhavearelationshipwithbothyourparentsevenifyoudontlivewithoneofthemanymore.Youcanvisitthemorstayincontactwiththembyphoneemailorletter.brbr7.Youhavetherighttoexpressyourviewsandhavethemheard.brbr8.Relationshipsbreakdownforanumberofreasons.Donttakesidesorjudgewhoisrightorwrongyourparentsrelationshipisbetweenthem.brbr9.Itisagoodideatogettwoofthethingsyouneedeverydaylikeatoothbrushhairbrushorclothessoyoudonthavetocarryasmuchstuffwhenyoutravelbetweenyourparentshouses.brbr10.Itisokaytogethelpifyouneedit.Talktosomeoneyoutrust.YoucancallKidsHelpLineon1800551800orusethecontactsinthebackofFamilyseparationaguideforteens.brbrstrongFamilySeparationAGuideforTeensstrongp


 



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