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    • Dealing With Divorce
      EDEE 606: Awareness Presentation
      Beth Thornburg
      Melanie Kiernicki
      Matthew Carrington
      Sarah Propst
    • Divorce in the United States
      • Divorce rates in the United States are approaching 50%.
    • Divorce in the United States
      • There are different kinds of divorces.
    • Divorce in the United States
      • Traveling between two different houses can take its toll on young children.
    • Divorce in the Classroom
      • Talking to parents
      • Talking to the student
    • Student Behavior Relating to Divorce & Separation
      • Anxiety
      • Aggression
      • Frustration
      • Despondency/Sadness
      • Demand for attention
      • Guilt
      • Fear/Worry
      • Withdrawal
      • Overcompensation/Need for Achievement
      • Responsibility
      *Children cope in different ways and need various levels & types of support
    • Why may a student be hesitant to accept assistance?
      • Worry of stigmatism
      • Desire for confidentiality
    • Student Ability to Deal with Divorce
      • Able to review and revise their own (unique) perspectives
      • Understand what is happening within their family
      • Understand the role they play in affecting arrangements and relationships in the family
      • Recognize and reflect upon their own expectations for the future
    • Student Ability to Deal with Divorce
      • Younger students benefit from activities that offer distraction
      • Older students benefit from the opportunity to discuss their feelings
      • Both groups benefit from peer groups
    • Student Ability to Deal with Divorce
      • Young children and adolescents still value their parents as their ideal support system
    • Obtaining Assistance: When to Seek Help
      If the behavior seems extremely unusual for a particular child, is serious or harmful, and continues for a prolonged period of time
    • Obtaining Assistance: Who Can Help?
      Parents
      School counselors/psychologists
      Books and online resources:
      http://extension.missouri.edu/p/GH6611 teacher guide, activities in classroom, how to communicate with parents
      http://childrenanddivorce.bizland.com/rfep articles on guidelines, red flag behaviors, and how to work with others as a team to help students
      http://www.brainpopjr.com/health/relationships/divorce/grownups.weml lesson ideas for teaching about issues of divorce
    • Obtaining Assistance: Obtaining Assistance for Parents
      Set up a parent information center or lending library
      Provide parents with online resources
      • http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/talk/divorce.html
      Provide a list of books that parents can read with their children
      Encourage parents to monitor their children’s school progress, and give them information on how to help their children succeed in school
      • http://parenting-ed.org has free parent handouts about how to improve study skills and other ways to improve school performance
    • Obtaining Assistance: Obtaining Assistance for Parents
      Encourage parents to engage in learning activities with their child at home
      Encourage parent networking
      • Provide opportunities for parents to participate in school activities and interact with other parents
    • Obtaining Assistance: Obtaining Assistance for Parents
      Provide parents with references or suggestions of people that can assist them
      • Local support groups
      http://www.divorcesource.com/groups/southcarolina.shtml provides a list of the support groups in South Carolina
      • Family counseling agencies
      http://local.divorcemag.com/Divorce_Counseling_North_Charleston_SC-r1371268-North_Charleston_SC.html provides a list of local counseling agencies
    • Obtaining Assistance: Obtaining Assistance for Parents
      Provide parents with references or suggestions of people that can assist them
      • Family therapists
      American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy is an organization that can provide a listing of trained marriage, family and child counselors in your area. (202) 429-1825.
      • National support
      Parents Without Partners, Inc., is an international nonprofit membership organization for single parents that provides educational, family and social activities. www.parentswithoutpartners.org/
    • Obtaining Assistance: Obtaining Assistance for Students
       
      Online resources
      • http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/divorce.html
      • http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/family/divorce/
      Books
      • http://www4.uwsp.edu/education/pshaw/resource_list.htm is a list of books about divorce for kids of all ages
      Talk to others
      • Teachers, school counselors, religious leaders, or even peers
      Student support groups or informal school groups
      • http://www.bananasplitsresourcecenter.org/index.html Banana Splits is a school-based support group program, for children who have experienced divorce or death, that schools can use to start their own chapters or access resources
    • Accommodations: Classroom and School Support
      Work with the family and school to form a network of support that promotes healthy child development
      Partnership Model
      Two-way Communication
      Appreciating Family Strengths
      Mutual Problem Solving
      Keep family involved
      Invite to school activities
      Variety of formal and informal communication
      Communicate with both parents
    • Accommodations: Classroom and School Support
      Create a warm, but structured, school and classroom environment
      Clear limits and routines
      Atmosphere that welcomes all family types
      Include all adults that play a role in the child’s life
      Curriculum materials that portray different types of families positively
      Peer Mentors
    • Accommodations: What the Teacher Can Do
      Act as a role model
      Children’s behavior and play give clues to the the struggle within
      Make observations of the child’s attitude and behavior
      Provide a Supportive Role:
      Maintaining consistency and discipline
      Make children feel competent
      Listen to the child’s point of view
      Being an Advocate for the child
      Reach out to the parents
      Individualized Learning that integrates support
      Suggest professional guidance
    • Accommodations: What the Teacher Can Do
      Incorporate Activities that:
      Encourage understanding of different family types
      Help children communicate about their families
      Increase self-esteem
      Help children appropriate express their feelings
      Support positive parent-child relationships
    • Accommodations: Activities
      Drawing Pictures
      Many children have difficulty expressing their emotions in words
      Family, feelings, Genie Wish
      Conversation Starters
      Questions
      Letter Writing
      To one or both parents about how he/she feels about divorce
      Reading children’s books
      Relatable characters
      Writing Stories
    • Books for Dealing With Divorce, Separations, Loss, or Blended Families
      For Better, For Worse: A Guide to Surviving Divorce for Preteens and Their Families, by Janet Bode and Stan Mack
      Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, by LaureneKrasny Brown and Marc Brown
      Mom’s House/Dad’s House for Kids, by Isolina Ricci
      A Smart Girl’s Guide to her Parent’s Divorce: How to Land on Your Feet When Your World Turns Upside Down, by Nancy Holyoke
      Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
      Amber Brown: I, Amber Brown, by Paula Danziger
      Peak, by Roland Smith
      The Babysitter’s Club: Stacey’s Choice, by Ann M. Martin
    • Resources
      Bender, A. & Coleman, M. (2011). Children of divorce. Scholastic, Inc. Retrieved September 26, 2011 from http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=4424
      Civitci, N., Civitci, A., and Fiyakali, N. C. (2009). Loneliness and life satisfaction in adolescents with divorced and non-divorced parents. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 9(2), 513-525. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 847764) 
      Courtney, A. (2005). Teaching relaxation skills in physical education. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 16(3), 34-35. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 733993)
      Divorce and children: a collaboration of parents and teachers. Our Children (1999). Retrieved from: http://childrenanddivorce.bizland.com/rfep/id8.html
      Halpenny, A. M., Greene, S., & Hogan, D. (2008). Children’s perspectives on coping and support following parental separation. Child Care in Practice, 14(3), 311-325. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 811207)
      Haugen, G. M. D. (2010). Children’s perspectives on everyday experiences of shared residence: Time, emotions, and agency dilemmas. Children & Society, 24(2), 112-122. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 871852)
    • Resources
      KidsHealth. (2011). KidsHealth: Dealing with divorce. Nemours Foundation. Retrieved September 26, 2011 from http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/home_family/divorce.html
      Leigh, S., & Clark, J.A. (2000) Activities for helping children deal with divorce. University of Missouri Extension. MU Extension: Columbia, MO. Retrieved from: http://extension.missouri.edu/explorepdf/hesguide/humanrel/gh6602.pdf
      Leon, K., & Spengler, L. (2005). Helping children adjust to divorce: A guide for teachers. University of Missouri Extension. MU Extension: Columbia, MO. Retrieved from: http://extension.missouri.edu/p/GH6611
      Lowe, D. F. (2009). Helping children cope through literature. Forum on Public Policy Online, 1, 1-17. Retrieved September 26, 2011 from http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/spring09papers/archivespr09/lowe.pdf 
    • Resources
      Mayseless, O., Bartholomew, K., Henderson, A., & Trinke, S. (2004). “I was more her mom than she was mine:” Role reversal in a community sample. Family Relations, 53(1), 78-86. Retrieved September 26, 2011 from http://www.sfu.ca/psyc/faculty/bartholomew/otherpub_files/ofra.pdf
      Oesterreich, L. (1996). Divorce matters: Talking with your child’s other parent. Iowa State University Cooperative Extension. Retrieved September 26, 2011 from http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1640.pdf
      Wood, J. J., Repetti, R. L., & Roesch, S. C. (2004). Divorce and children’s adjustment problems at home and school: The role of depressive/withdrawn parenting. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 35(2), 121-142. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. EJ 732179)
      What schools are doing to help children of divorce. Young Children: The Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (2000). Retrieved from: http://childrenanddivorce.bizland.com/rfep/id1.html
    • Image Resources
      http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/
      http://www.shutterstock.com/index-in.mhtml
      http://www.123rf.com/
      http://www.google.com/search?q=divorce&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvnslb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=VQWJTu-2M9Sgtgeg76hB&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CGMQ_AUoAQ&biw=1438&bih=683