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The Impact of Parental Illness on Children

July 2021

Up to 12% of parents worldwide have been diagnosed with a medical chronic illness. Most support is directed toward the patients, so this unfortunately means that their children often don’t receive the support they need. The impact of parental illness on family life, and especially the children within the family, is significant and is a complex and dynamic issue.

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Breaking the news

June 2021

If you have a serious or long term illness, it can be difficult to know how to talk to your child about it. It’s natural to want to shield children from painful experiences and emotions. Even though it might feel like you are protecting your child by not telling them about your illness, giving them the opportunity to discuss difficult feelings with you may be the best comfort.

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ADDRESS

  • Address:
    Karl Vella Foundation Centre,
    The President's Kitchen Garden,
    St Anthony Street,
    Attard
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: www.karlvellafoundation.org
  • Phone: +356 2123 7928
  • Registered Voluntary Organisation (V/O 0992)

OUR MISSION

To provide educational and psychological assistance to children in families disrupted by illness

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