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Grimaldi, James – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The research on children whose parents are separated or divorced presents much debate regarding the role of risk factors and the influence of interventions to mitigate negative outcomes. Reviews of research on divorce have consistently supported findings that children of divorce have a higher incidence of mental health, substance abuse, academic,…
Descriptors: Divorce, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Parent Attitudes
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Karst, Jeffrey S.; Van Hecke, Amy Vaughan – Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2012
Raising a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be an overwhelming experience for parents and families. The pervasive and severe deficits often present in children with ASD are associated with a plethora of difficulties in caregivers, including decreased parenting efficacy, increased parenting stress, and an increase in mental and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parents
Scherman, Avraham – 1979
The national divorce rate has risen since the Civil War from less than two per 1,000 to one of every two married in 1976, with a continuing increase likely. Implications for divorced people suggest an increase in mental and physical illness concurrent with increase in stress. The impact appears to diminish with time. Divorce is a legal, emotional…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Coping, Divorce
Rush-Ossenbeck, Marilyn; West-Olatunji, Cirecie – Online Submission, 2014
The authors propose a CBT-based Therapeutic Community (TC) program designed to facilitate healthy relationships between military veterans and their families. In many military veteran families, there is a struggle to maintain a healthy and balanced life both outside and inside the household. This struggle affects both spouses and children and is…
Descriptors: Veterans, Family Relationship, At Risk Persons, Counseling Techniques
Hutchinson, Roger L.; Spangler, Sharon L. – 1987
Both the increased frequency of divorce and the resultant increase in single-parent households have experienced dramatic increases since World War II. In many instances, divorce is a major disruptive experience that imposes primary impact upon all family members. Characteristically, various levels of adjustment are required of family members amid…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Childhood Needs, Children, Cognitive Restructuring
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Pett, Marjorie A.; And Others – Journal of Family Issues, 1992
Examined perceived changes in specific family celebrations, traditions, important life cycle events, and day-to-day family contact that occurred for 115 adult children whose parents had divorced after long-term marriage. Found strong positive correlation between perceived disruptiveness of parental divorce and changes in family rituals,…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Change, Divorce, Family Life
Rudolph, Linda B. – 1983
One of the most dramatic changes in the American culture in recent years is the emergence of a family unit experiencing stages of disruption and reorganization as a common pattern. The stereotypical middle-class, suburban family continues to exist, but other variations of families exist also, family units for which past guidelines and assumptions…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Developmental Stages, Divorce
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Mazur, Elizabeth; Wolchik, Sharlene A.; Virdin, Lynn; Sandler, Irwin N.; West, Stephen G. – Child Development, 1999
Examined whether children's cognitive biases moderated impact of stressful divorce-related events on adjustment in 9- to 12-year olds. Found that endorsing negative cognitive errors for hypothetical divorce events moderated relations between stressful divorce events and self- and maternal-reports of internalizing and externalizing symptoms for…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Childhood Attitudes, Children
Tom, A.; Yuen, S.; Fong, G.; Nemoto, M.; Hisatake, T.; Choy, A.; Chang, W. – Center on the Family, University of Hawaii Manoa (NJ3), 2009
Financial hardship can result from many different circumstances--a poor economy, the loss of a job, underemployment, the prolonged illness of a family member, divorce, poor money management, or a combination of several factors. Whatever the cause, the resulting impact on a family can be stressful for all members, including children. Stress from…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Economically Disadvantaged, Money Management, Mental Health
Stewart, Abigail J.; Copeland, Anne P.; Chester, Nia Lane; Malley, Janet E.; Barenbaum, Nicole B. – 1997
Based on a unique, longitudinal study of 100 divorcing families with school-age children, this book argues that popular images of divorce, including those shared by many psychologists, are too individualistic, too negative, and too universalizing about an experience that can be very different for men and women, parents and children, and different…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
Guidubaldi, John; Cleminshaw, Helen – 1983
To determine whether support systems ameliorated the impact of divorce on family stress and child adjustment, the present study examined the availability to divorced families of various support systems, including the extended family, church, work, and community groups. Specifically, the study addressed the impact of parental support systems on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Day Care
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Rumberger, Russell W. – National Education Policy Center, 2015
Student mobility is a widespread and often unheralded problem facing American schools. The majority of elementary and secondary school children make at least one non-promotional school change over their educational careers, with many children making multiple moves. They do so for a variety of reasons. School changes are most often initiated by…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Elementary Secondary Education, Transfer Students, Outcomes of Education
Green, Virginia P.; Schaefer, Lyn – 1989
Teachers' beliefs about the probable classroom performances of children from broken homes were explored. The investigation had three purposes: (1) to obtain data on teachers' opinions and knowledge about children of divorce; (2) to investigate teachers' feelings about the school's role regarding children of divorce; and (3) to determine how two…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Divorce, Elementary Education, Instructional Program Divisions
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Shifflet, Kelly; Cummings, E. Mark – Family Relations, 1999
Explores the impact and consumer satisfaction associated with participation in a parent education program, Kids in Divorce and Separation (K.I.D.S.), that specifically focuses on divorce and parental conflict. Results indicate that participation in the program has positive effects on parents' self-reported knowledge and behavior with regard to…
Descriptors: Children, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Discipline
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Hines, Alice M. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1997
Reports on a literature review of adolescent development, family relationships, and the impact of divorce on adolescents. Results reveal that adolescents experience divorce differently than younger children and that a positive parent-adolescent relationship can ameliorate a divorce's negative effects. Identifies major gaps in the literature,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Child Custody
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