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Adult problems over which children have no direct control are often extremely painful and threatening to them. The disruption of family life by divorce is one of the most prevalent of these social ills. In 1950, two hundred thousand children under eighteen were affected by divorce. By 1970, at least three million school children had divorced 1 parents. The 1980 census figures show a seventy-nine percent increase since the 1970 census. In order to maintain emotional health during the involved and disturbing process of divorce and to adjust to the reality of changes in their lives, children need to be helped to develop coping skills.

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Master of Arts in Education


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Jeanne McLain Harms


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