Volume 14, Issue 3 (1985)
Counseling Children of Divorce
Ruth K. Goldman, Miriam J. King
ABSTRACT: The effect of divorce on children is described from the perspective of crisis theory,attempting to link the nature of the interventions to the specific impact of this stressor. Incidence and prevalence rates are cited illustrating the extent of their influence on the school-aged population, and consequently, on the schools themselves.Characteristics which place children at risk for developing problems are reviewed along with factors which mediate good post-divorce adjustment. Age-specific reactions associated with responses to divorce are enumerated. Individual and group interventions are discussed in regard to how services are designed and evaluated. The need for comprehensive school-based programs is examined.
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