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In America there is one divorce every 13 seconds That makes 6646 divorces a day and 2425790 divorces a year Irvin 2012 Divorce is a major issue of concern because it affects more individuals than the two getting the divorce Children extended family the community and the development of children are all affected In the research I have found there is major evidence on the affects of divorce on children in their preschool years ages 6 to 7 Divorce Care for Kids is a service that helps children through the difficult time of their parents getting a divorce I believe this program can help children express how their feels and help to build a support group that these children can go to when they are having hard times Not only can this program help build a support group but it can also help with the childrens resiliencies skills Resilience is the ability to withstand stress and catastrophe Scheiderer 2009 Meaning the ability to bounce back from a traumatic eventLiterature ReviewSchool-Based Interventions for Children of Divorce article talks about children and how they are affected by divorce at school Children of divorce are at a higher risk for problems in school such as more disruptive classroom behavior are absent more often and have lower IQ scores than children from the intact families When children are young ages 6-8 their cognitive ability to understand divorce is not yet fully developed Because their not fully developed younger children tend to think they are the cause of the break up They also feel the need to pick between one of their parents The time during and right after the divorce is referred to as a crisis period This is because of the shock anger and anxiety the child is in or still in Girls are less affected by the divorce than boys are But even months or years after they can still be affected Some will experience confusion
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