See how two top international schools assist families undergoing divorce.
“Divorce is a difficult period for the whole family. As they navigate themselves through this chapter, Nexus is on hand to support as much as we can. We have our in-house counsellor who is available to support both children and parents. Additionally, we have our Support 65 counselling programme that offers peer-to-peer support. Children may prefer to chat to an older trained student under the guidance of our in-house counsellor.
We work with both parents to find out the best solution for day-to-day routines and communications in the best interests of the children. For instance, clarifying who will be the one picking up the children, supporting home learning or attending the school’s events and activities.” – Judy Cooper, Principal
“Each class has a homeroom tutor who looks out for the emotional and social development of the child. If the homeroom tutor picks up signs that a child is not coping, the tutor will work closely with the school counsellor. The school counsellor would then get in touch with the family to find out more, and help support the child through the divorce. As each child copes differently, the level and type of support rendered will be different.
The school would find out from the parents on the arrangement of the caregiving and any other information that is helpful to facilitate the transition. This transition may include counselling sessions with the child, homework help from the respective subject tutors and regular check-ins with the parents.” – Agnes Lee, Counsellor
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