First, negative reactions and behaviors are dependent upon the situation before the divorce. Some studies show that how much parents fight, how it is done, how it is resolved, and what precautions are taken to protect the children from it's effects are the most important predictors of child adjustment (Kelly, 2000). Meaning that if children are exposed to fights about custody, money, or the failing marriage they could feel the repercussions of their parents conflict. Next, divorce can cause children to have heightened fear... ... middle of paper ... ...Statistics Reports. Retrieved November 3, 2002 from the World Wide Web: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr50/nvsr50_14.pdf Cummins, H.J.
These are all impacts that adolescents face and a parental divorce can make this process more difficult during these transformations. Purpose of the research: This study will review significant literature on the impact of parental divorce has. Since divorce is prevalent in today's society, understanding the impact on adolescents will be more helpful Specific Aims: 1. To understand the impact of divorce on children 2. What impact does parental divorce have on the mother, father and adolescent relationship?
Both these matters are of significant concern in society today (Harold & Howarth, 2004). Research tells us that children who witness domestic abuse between their parents/guardians or any adult figures in their life are susceptible to the same psychological trauma, in terms of development, as children who receive direct physical abuse and maltreatment from their parents. The majority of this research concerns children who live in an abusive and dangerous (both physical and psychological) environment, i.e. the child’s home (Holden et al., 1998). The research conducted by Harol... ... middle of paper ... ...nd also his/her social skills.
The next theory is the ABC-X family theory. This model shows the cycle that therapists follow when a family comes in and is in stress. The A in this model is the event that caused the stress. The B is the resources the family has and the strengths they have. The C is the meaning that the family attaches to the event.
?How Divorce Affects Children.? Family.com: Childsplay. n.d. 8 October 2000. <http://www.family.disney.go.com/Features/family_1997_07/cdpl/cdpl177anger.html>. Ng, Danny.
Over time, children learn how to mediate arguments between their adult parents in order to seek a communicative agreement. This function, among others, puts children in a place where they feel as if they need to choose a side, one parent or the other. The reason this occurs is because their parents’ demand-withdraw pattern... ... middle of paper ... ...e a greater communication satisfaction within the post divorce family unit. It can be concluded that the complex changes in life circumstances that an adolescent experiences throughout and after a divorce can alter relations with one or both parents. Main factors such as children feeling caught between parents and inappropriate parental divorce disclosures can effect parent-child relations in both positive and negative ways.
Studies indicate, “A caregiver’s behaviors and interactions with the child will significantly influence the course of behavioral concerns in question” (O’Gorman, 2012 p. 1). Although, this is not intended to place blame on the caregiver, it is important to see that the behaviors of one part of the family system further influences the other parts. When Kristopher’s mother brought him to CPS and stated she would no longer allow him in her home, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh Kristopher exhibited some behaviors before entering foster care they appeared to increase in frequency and severity as his placement instability increased. Research indicates that a child with problems; medical, mental health or developmental, is more likely to have placement instability and spend a considerably longer period of time in the foster care system; also noting a significant correlation between the need for mental health services and placement instability (David M. Rubin, 2004). Kristopher has become more withdrawn, depressed, has had a marked decline in his health status and is exhibiting more aggressive and self-harming behaviors.
There are many different mechanisms and theories today to help children cope with the life they are handed. How incarceration affects individual level When a parent is incarcerated, they do not just give up their freedom. They also reject and forsake the children and family they have left behind. These children suffer in many different ways. According to the American Bar Foundation, Roughly, half of all confined people in the United States are parents.
The family has influence on how the dependent which in this case is the adolescent behaves, thinks, feels, etc. The effectiveness of the therapy relies on the effort of the family to work together. Usually, the family comes into therapy blaming the dependent for his or her actions and fail to realize that the home environment is contributing to it. This can lead to the dependent feeling worthless and creating more problems in the family. Family therapy changes the family dynamic by creating rules and boundaries in the house.
Children of any age have difficulty expressing hurt feelings and sadness to parents who are themselves angry and grieving. Responsible parents will develop a parenting plan that coordinates visitation, maintains financial obligations, and takes time to deal with children's feelings in each state of the divorce process (Bankston 382). These parents need to take the initiative and explain to the children what is happening. Also they need to meet the needs of the children, before themselves, to prevent further psychological damage to the kids. When divorced, the children go through many emotional changes.