Supporting Success for Children from Single-Parent Homes
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One out of every three children live in single-parent households either from birth or throughout their childhood. Evidence shows that students from single-parent homes struggle academically, socially, and behavioral due to income difficulties, time parents are spent away from the children, and lack of connection to the schools. While these issues exist, Staying in an unhealthy relationship for the child can actually be worse than terminating the relationship. Though there are difficulties, single parents find financial sustainability when they get child support or when they cohabitate with family, friends, or significant others. Counselors can assist students and families with individual and group counseling, advocating for resources, and working on systemic changes to help attain success on many levels.
Scheuerell, Casey, "Supporting Success for Children from Single-Parent Homes" (2019). Counselor Education Capstones. 95.