ERIC Number: ED371285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Improving Parental Coping Skills during the Adjustment Period: A Model Divorce Education Program.
The design of this practicum was to address the problem of parents obtaining a divorce who did not possess coping skills and who sometimes misdirected their frustration and anger at their children. Often, children felt responsible for the divorce and experienced a profound sense of loss and confusion. The major goal realized in this practicum was that divorcing parents learned to channel their anger into more positive emotions and learned how to communicate effectively with their children. The following tools were developed for this practicum: (1) a parent survey; (2) 12 interactive work classes for divorcing parents; (3) appropriate handouts; (4) a personal information form for children of divorced parents; and (5) a parent informal interview form. Analysis of the data demonstrated that the divorcing parents became more aware of coping skills during this transition period and were able to direct their frustration toward positive outlets. In addition, there was a decrease in the number of anger incidents directed at their children. (Author/MSF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.