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Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
Children and divorce 1
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  • 1. Children and Divorce
    The effects of divorce on children
    Types of abuses
  • 2.
    • Diminished parenting.
    • 3. The overburdened child phenomena.
    • 4. The consequences of divorce impact almost all aspects of a child’s life.
    • 5. The need of support for children experiencing the divorce of their parents.
    Effects of divorce on the parent-child relationship
  • 6.
    • Large amounts of anger
    • 7. Frequent breaking of rules
    • 8. Drug and/or alcohol abuse
    • 9. Destructive behavior
    • 10. Frequent guilt
    • 11. Problems with defiance
    • 12. Increasing isolation or withdrawl from friends and family
    • 13. Thoughts of suicide or violence
    • 14. Increased or early sexual activity
    The difficulties expressed by the children who experience divorce.
  • 15. Early latency(ages5-8).Children between these ages at the time of their parent’s divorce, tend to react with great sadness.
    Late latency(ages9-12).These children at the time of the divorce are distinguished from younger children by their feelings of intense anger
    Adolescence(ages13-18).Adolescents whose parents are divorced experienceloss, sadness, anger and pain.
    Age differences
  • 16. Working with school administrators.
    Working with teachers.
    Working with parents.
    Working with children.
    Individual counseling.
    Group counseling.
    School counselor’s role
  • 17. Situational /transitional groups offer emotional support.
    Structured groups can teach children how to deal with crisis situations through group discussions, role playing and so on
    One-day workshops for children between the ages of 10 and 17 can use sentence completion exercises and films aboutdivorce to help group members explore values about marriage and divorce
    Several types of group counseling
  • 18. Bite marks
    Unusual bruises
    High incidence of accidents or frequent injuries
    Fractures in unusual places
    Injuries, swellings to face and extremities
    Discoloration of skin
    Physical abuse/physical indicators
  • 19. Avoids physical contact with others
    Seems frightened by parents
    Often late or absent from school
    Little respect for others
    Has difficulty getting along with others
    Reports abuse by parents
    Has a history of running away from home
    Often hurts peers
    Behavioral indicators
  • 20. Child rocks, sucks, bites self
    Inappropriately aggressive
    Destructive to others
    Suffers from sleep, speech disorders
    Restrict play activities or experiences
    Demonstrates compulsions, obsessions, phobias and so on.
    Emotional abuse/observable indicators
  • 21. Negative statements about self
    Shy, passive, compliant
    Self destructive behavior
    Highly aggressive
    Cruel to others
    Overly demanding
    Behavioral indicators
  • 22. Difficulty working or sitting
    Torn clothing
    Stained or bloody underwear
    Sexual acting out
    Sudden use of sexual words
    Venereal disease, especially in preteens
    Sexual abuse/physical indicators
  • 23. Provide opportunities for students to discuss their feelings
    Allow children privacy when needed
    Provide a stable environment
    Engage in supportive communication
    Encourage parents to be honest, direct, supportive and firm with their children
    School and its duties