My Changing Family Worksheet

What is the theory behind this My Changing Family Worksheet?

Parental divorce or separation is a testing time not just for the adults involved but also for the children who inevitably get caught up in the process. Amidst the proceedings, children are often neglected and deprived of the nurturing they deserve. Some may even have a hard time understanding what is happening to their family. It can be hard to deal with such a major change and mental health professionals need to counsel young kids during such a hard time.  

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help counsellors learn about a young child’s emotions and thoughts as they cope with parental divorce. It is often difficult for children to verbalize their thoughts and feelings. This worksheet can help the counsellors explore and navigate through the troubled mind of a young child preparing to go through a huge shift in their family life. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used by counsellors dealing with young kids who are currently facing or have recently faced parental divorce or separation. This worksheet can be used to help the child verbalize their thoughts and feelings regarding the divorce. Responses can be further probed and form the basis of therapeutic goals.

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