The divorce rate in the United States remains at an all-time high. Using the textbook, the Internet, and a minimum of three scholarly sources from the GCU Library, research and compare the impact of divorce on preschool, school-age, and adolescent children.
Write a 1,000-1,250-word essay in which you consider the socioemotional response by each age group regarding divorce and custody arrangements. You are encouraged to use attachment theory in your paper. Additionally, answer the following questions:
What steps can be taken to:
Minimize the number of divorces?
Help children cope more effectively with their parents’ divorce?
As a professional counselor, how might you provide support for the parties involved?
Discuss ethical and cultural strategies for promoting resilience, optimum development, and wellness in adolescence.
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This assignment meets the following CACREP Standards:
2.F.3.f: Systemic and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
2.F.3.i. Ethical and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.
Divorce’s Impact on Preschool, School-Age, and Adolescent Children (Obj. 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4)