The Vermont Connection


Jacque Little


Parental divorce can have a forceful effect on children of all ages and stages of life. Currently, 25%-35% of college students come from divorced families (Archer & Copper, 1998; Johnson & Nelson, 1998). According to recent studies, family functioning significantly impacts the lives and development of college students. The focus of this article is the connection between family functioning and the issues college students may face, as well as how student affairs professionals might reach out to these students.