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ERIC Number: ED131943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 14
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Reference Count: 0
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Children's Reactions to Separation and Divorce.
Phillips, E. Lakin
This paper presents three aspects of children's reaction to divorce: a brief theory as to why parents become separated and/or divorced; factual research summaries on the influence of divorce on children; and some proposed remedies. Research is cited that shows the effects of divorce on children's sex role development, self concept, emotional development and school achievement. Legal problems engendered and the problems faced by the one-parent family are also discussed. Suggested remedies include: better public education concerning the single-parent family, therapy, crisis intervention, putting the needs of the child first, formal court agreements on parent responsibilities, development of a family counseling model and constructive family courts. (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children, Inc. (28th, San Francisco, California, November 10-14, 1976)