Therapy worksheet for children of divorce

What is the theory behind these therapy worksheet for children of divorce?

Divorce can be a stressful event for a couple. It can also be unsettling for the children of parents getting a divorce. Research indicates that children whose parents are going through a divorce can develop different internalizing (e.g. anxiety, depression) and externalizing issues (e.g. anger) since the living situation and their family environment drastically change after the divorce of their parents. It is, therefore, imperative to help children of divorce process the event and its associated emotional and behavioral changes.

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will help the child or children identify their fears, concerns, and negative feelings related to their parent’s divorce. The identification will increase their self-awareness and make them more receptive to suggestions about healthy coping strategies. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be a therapist or the child’s primary caregiver. Before using the worksheet, provide a safe and comfortable environment so that the child or children can express their feelings openly. The child is to be encouraged to voice out their concerns and learn ways to cope with the divorce of parents.

You can download this worksheet here.

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