Whether we have experienced it firsthand, or have observed children who are going through the marriage break-up of their parents, there’s no denying the pain it causes.
The ripple effects of divorce are far reaching as divorce is costly in more ways than we can imagine. Apart from the heartache the couple go through the effects on children are often not noticed until it’s too late.
One of the first signs could be that school work is greatly affected. Change in behavior such as lack of motivation, lack of concentration, depression, sense of helplessness and/or hopelessness can become challenging and difficult to cope with for the student, the parent, their classmates as well as the teachers. As the divorce rate rises it has become necessary for schools to invest more and more in counsellors and psychologists.
Through providing funding for relationship building skill program such as Grassroots Approach , the rippled effect of savings could be in funds allocated for mental health, homelessness, substance abuse related crimes, single parent allowances, work absenteeism, bankruptcy and the list goes on…
Most of the fund allocations are band-aid solutions to a deep problem that often begins at home – the relationship between the couple. By addressing the problems at Grass-root level (a bottom up approach) a healthier foundation is built within society, and the end outcomes could change substantially.