Students and Divorce: A Guide for School Counselors
Family transitions, including divorce and remarriage, are complex processes that impact children’s mental health, behavior, and academic outcomes.
With the help of Dr. Kathleen Smith, a licensed professional counselor, we’ve created this guide to provide elementary, middle, and high school counselors with the tools needed to create support structures and intervention strategies for students who are coping with changes in their family dynamic.
How to identify frequently observed behaviors and emotions for children who experience divorce in their family, as well as signs and strategies that may be necessary on the part of the school counselor.
School counselors can play a crucial role in the life of a child stuck between divorcing parents. Here, we'll identify action steps that school counselors can take when they find themselves, or their students, stuck in the middle.