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What are the signs of emotional distress in children after parents divorce?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Current statistics state that 63 percent of all marriages end in divorce, creating distress for not only the adults but also the children involved when families break apart. Teachers feel the pain when children act out in school, and many are not trained to recognize the behavior as signs of emotional distress. Counseling is needed but suspension from school is often the recommendation. Lawyers and courtrooms often add to the trauma for children. Family advocate Gwendolyn Chubb of Just US For Justice Ministry discusses her unique case. Therapist Howard Williams discusses ways family members and other adults can recognize when children are crying out for help. How do our children get the emotional support they need when they are distressed about a family break up?