The Impact of Divorce on Children
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The Impact of Divorce on Children
Resources
• Attributes and Evaluation of Discussion Contributions.
• Professional Communications and Writing Guide.
It has been said that divorce is similar to death, except that the missing person is not gone. How does divorce impact a child? Consider the impact of all issues, even the obvious changes, like differences between Mom’s house and Dad’s house.
In your initial discussion post, describe how a child might see divorce being similar to death, and explain how you think the child might be impacted.
Studies
Readings
Use your Gil text to complete the following:
• Read Chapter 7, “A Hero’s Journey: A Boy Who Lost His Parents and Found Himself,” pages 117–148. Using a complicated case involving divorce, abandonment, foster care, abuse, and neglect, this chapter illustrates the impact of these issues on development of self.
Use the Capella University Library to complete the following:
• Read Ablow, Measelle, Cowan, and Cowan, 2009, “Linking Marital Conflict and Children’s Adjustment: The Role of Young Children’s Perceptions,” from Journal of Family Psychology, volume 23, issue 4, pages 485–499. This article reviews issues of marital conflict and their impact on children.
• Read Kenny, 2000, “Working with Children of Divorce and Their Families,” from Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, volume 37, issue 3, pages 228–239. This article adds to our understanding of all aspects of this issue, including confidentiality.

Children, Divorce, and the Law
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Child Case Study Backgrounds
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• Click Launch Presentation to listen to Children, Divorce, and the Law, an interview with an attorney who works with parents in the midst of divorce. The interview focuses on the effects of the divorce on the children involved.
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