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Impact of Divorce On Children and Family

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Impacts of Divorce on Children
and Family
Ariel Arevalo
Annai Burrola
Arianna Holguin
Kathryn Morrison
Froozan Parwana Agenda - Statistics and Reasons
- Predictors
- Impacts on the Family
- Transitions in Age Development
*Child and School-Aged Children
*Teens and Adolescents
*Adulthood
-Long Term Effects
- Conclusion-Wrap up of Divorce and Effects on the Family Statistics Divorce in the United States has become a growing epidemic and the attitudes toward divorce have also changed throughout the years. About 1 million children's parents go through divorce
An estimated 50% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages end in divorce
Second marriages typically last 7 years and third marriages last around 5 years
Divorce is one of the most severe crisis’ that a family can experience
A large majority of all children witness the break-up of their parent’s marriage and grow up in single-parent homes Predictors of Divorce Couples Age
Premarital Pregnancy
Parental Separation
Cohabitation Before Marriage
Religiosity of the Couple
Socio-economic background of the couple
Low level of education
Growing up without both parents
Low levels of trust
High levels of conflict
Domestic Violence
Experiencing unemployment Pre-school and School-Age Aware that one parent is missing
May feel guilt
Parents re-assure child it is not their fault
Signs of depression
Isolation
Feelings of unhappiness Pre-Teens and Adolescents Children and teens may experience: Rebellious/risky behaviors
Lower academic performance
Higher school drop-out rates
Become sexually active at a younger age
Delinquency
Substance abuse
Increased aggressiveness
Psychological problems
Trust issues
Isolation
Low levels of self-esteem
Emotional/interpersonal problems
Resentment towards one or both parents
Higher suicide rates
Girls tend to become anxious and withdrawn
Boys become aggressive and disobedient
Adolescents who were strongly attached to the same-sex parent were especially likely to engage in delinquent behavior if divorce separated them from this parent (Amato,657) Relationship Problems
Trust issues
Less committed
More problems in own marriage
Higher chance of divorce Adulthood Conclusion How Divorce Affects the
Entire Family Long-term Effects All aspects of the family dynamic is affected by divorce
Children of all ages suffer greatly from the stress of divorce
Families are torn apart and each family member has to adjust to a new lifestyle
Children and adolescents have to go through many transitions that may consist of picking sides, adjusting to step families, resenting and or defending one parent
Parents have to agree to custody arrangements. In some cases custody cases end in bitter disputes
Parents and child relationships/communication can be greatly affected
In some cases there can be positive outcomes from divorce if there was abuse or high conflict in the marriage Reasons •Lack of Communication
•Finances
•Unequal Financial Status
•Interference of in-laws
•Denial of Sex Satisfaction
•Sexual dysfunction
•Engagement in extra-marital sex affairs
•Change in Maturity
•Difference in Interests
•Incompatibility
•Difference in Work Schedules or locations
•Difference in social standing
•Childlessness
•Abuse
•Mid-life crisis
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