ERIC Number: ED423461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Torn apart by Divorce: When a Family Is Shattered to Pieces.
Conklin, Gigi; Kamps, Brian; Lopez, Kate; McAlister, Christine; Wright, Cheri
This brief handout set begins with a scenario that has a teacher discover that one of the best students in the class is facing the breakup of her parent's marriage. The student thinks it is "all my fault." A fact sheet on divorce and its effects on children follows. Psychological and economic effects of divorce on children are listed. Facts about children and divorce are provided in a section entitled, "Did You Know?". Lists of ideas are provided under "How Can We as Teachers Help?" and "How Can Parents Help?" The section "The Children of Divorce - Teacher Connection" begins with a quotation from Chuck Norman, and some data are provided. The importance of providing stability for children is emphasized. A "Behavior Check List which Signals a Recent Divorce" is presented. (Contains six references.) (EMK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Adapted from "Tending to the Emotional Needs of Teachers and Children: Tricks of the Trade," Katherine Lauderdale, Jerry L. Roberson, and Carlos Bonilla, Eds., ISBN-1-879774-15-1, ICA Publishing, 1998.