Engaging with your child : a workshop for parents experiencing divorce and separation

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Yanitski, Melissa
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education
During divorce the well-being of the child may decrease because of reduced household income, changes in the home situation, and increased stress levels, which can create emotional, behavioural, and educational problems. This project focuses on providing parents with the tools to help their children navigate through divorce using attachment theory and developmental theories, as well as builds on the child’s individual resources. This tool consists of a psycho-educational workshop based on an extensive literature review incorporating best practices for families undergoing divorce proceedings. The workshop provides hands-on activities and knowledge for parents to use to strengthen the parent-child relationship. This workshop is designed to aid parents, counsellors, children, and public policy by targeting families experiencing divorce.
divorce , children of divorce , parent-child relationship , resiliency , separation , Children of divorced parents -- Family relationships , Divorced parents -- Family relationships , Divorced parents -- Counseling of , Divorce -- Psychological aspects , Parent and child , Separation (Psychology) , Parenting, Part-time