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The Impact of Divorce on Children

Annual Poster Session 2021
Illustration by Alvin Hidayat: "The Impacts of Divorce on Children"

Student Illustrator: Alvin Hidayat

Student Author: Melissa Nick

Divorce is a life event that many people may undergo as a parent or child of divorce. This paper looks at how children of divorce are affected in their personal lives. The impacts, in summation, are a mix of being either positive or negatively impacting the involved children of divorce. The effects are not strong predictors to the overall outcome of the child but divorce effects numerous facets of a child’s development in the family. The child's academic performance, emotional well-being, and social relations are the three main themes identified and discussed.

This is part of the 2021 Annual Poster Session, a collaboration between the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department and the Media Arts and Technologies Department, featuring work by social science and illustration students.