What is it about?
Services for single parents constitute a category of child and family services. These services are carried out by public and non-governmental bodies for people who are single parents by the unfortunate events or by their own choice. Individuals come to single parenthood mainly through divorce, separation, birth outside of marriage, child abuse/neglect, death of a partner/widowhood, and adoption. A. Klimczuk, Single Parents, [in:] L.H. Cousins, J.G. Golson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, Sage, Los Angeles 2014, pp. 1191-1194.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Andrzej Klimczuk