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practice to assure skill transfer. Secondly, they acquired problem-solving techniques todeal with the many divorce-related challenges that they faced. Finally, participantsalmost unanimously identified knowing that they were not alone, as an advantage oftheir involvement in CODIP”. One of the key assets of CODIP was that it provided asafe and secure environment for children to talk to others about sensitive and secureinformation concerning their families. Children who are victims of divorce have anincreased chance of developing a more flexible way of surviving if they interact andcommunicate with those peers who have similar experiences. Other advantages toCODIP are that it helps children bond with their peers, improve positive insights of selfand family, and increases their capacity to handle the challenges accompanyingdivorce. (“Children of Divorce…”, n.d.).
The CODIP program also has its disadvantages. Eaton (2018) wrote, “CODIP doesnot provide sessions for the parents or focus on parent-child relationships”. CODIPuses a series of board games and counseling for specific age groups and challenges tohelp kids develop coping skills. The intervention is fruitful at improving emotional well-being, cultivating social skills, and some parent-child relationships however, all theseoutcomes, according to researchers, are not achieved from one program. In essence,future work on intervention programs should emphasize doing more studies on how tointegrate diverse techniques from different programs into one central program thatattains all of the desired results.Recommendations for treatmentWhen parents of young children get divorced, it usually leaves a mark or scar onthe children. The children are often not the focus and become caught in the middle ofheated arguments and can even be used as pawns, pitting one parent against the other.Dreman & Ronen-Eliav (1997), states that children of divorced families that experienceconflict post-divorce experience more behavioral issues and are at higher risk foremotional and relationship instabilities that last long into their adult years. Children tendto internalize divorce and often believe that the divorce is a result of something they didor did not do, or even that if their parents can stop loving each other that they can alsostop loving their children. These fears often lead to increased anxiety, behavioralchanges and long-term trauma if not addressed appropriately and amicably.Although many states now have mandates for families with young children whopetition for divorce that require mediation, parenting classes, or children in the middlesessions. These programs are an excellent resources for families, but are not always
facilitated by an LCSW and the class mandate is usually a one time session for 3 or 6hours depending on the familial situation. Therefore, a proposed treatment that theRodriguez family could benefit from, in addition to mediation, would be family playtherapy. “By integrating play therapy into family treatment, therapists are able to treat

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Term
Spring
Professor
Chenobia Webster-Hill
Tags
Test, Family therapy, Martha Rodriquez

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