Divorce Intervention Paper

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This study uses Quasi-experimental research that compares an experimental group and a control group in order to analyze the effects of the Children of Divorce Intervention Program on misbehavior in the classroom. In recent studies, researchers have found that children from divorce display symptoms of depression, aggressive and delinquent behavior, and have more problems in school (DeLucia-Waack & Gerrity, 2001). The participants of elementary school age students will be selected under the condition that they have parents who have been separated and divorced for a maximum of 24 months. The experimental group will participate in the group counseling intervention program and the control group will not participate until the following school year. It is proposed that, by the end of the research study, students in the experimental group that participate in the group counseling intervention program will show improvements of positive behavior in the classroom. Research Design: In order to determine if students in the experimental group of the Children of Divorce Intervention Program show improvement in positive behavior in the classroom, it is important for classroom teachers to monitor and track behavior by using a…show more content…
The experimental group will focus on issues that are associated with their current family situation. The students will be encouraged to bring up topics of discussion that relate to divorce. In each session, students will learn to express their feelings, engage in role-play, learn about coping strategies, and discuss how they will use these skills at home and in the school environment. Students will develop goals that focus on displaying positive classroom behavior and being able to use helpful strategies that will improve their

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