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Running head: GROUP COUNSELING DESIGN PART 4 1 Group Counseling Design Part 4 Grand Canyon University: PCN-520 February 13, 2019
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GROUP COUNSELING DESIGN PART 4 2 Over the past three weeks, I have met with my group of student who is children of divorced parents. We have had three, thirty-minute session so far and during our group meetings, some challenging issues have arisen. The issues that have come about include sexual abuse, homosexuality, and the use of illegal drugs. Considering that this age group is very vulnerable and impressionable and witnessing their parents difficult times; these issues can cause them to feel shameful, which causes a great deal of low self-esteem. Homosexuality is a current topic that most individuals are ashamed to disclose because of its negative connotation. Individuals that are affected by sexual abuse often times keep it under lock and key or repress those emotions and thoughts. However, when sexual abuse is brought up in a discussion those negative emotions and thoughts can resurface. Illegal drugs are running rapid throughout many communities which can cause many issues. Children of divorced parents may start using illegal drugs to cope with their family issues and some children witness illegal drugs being the force in which it affects their parents’ actions causing their family to be destroyed. During one of the sessions, we were going over fears and what has caused the fear. Many of the students sat there with pondering faces while others sat there pale and wide-eyed. I could tell that some were getting quite anxious and nervous about this question. As it neared one of my female fourth-grade member turn to answer the question, she seemed withdrawn and very disconnected. She mumbled, “ I don’t like to be left alone. Someone enters my room every night and touches me”. I immediately get a red flag that this child is being sexually abused. There are
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