Teens and Divorce– various resources


We have begun collecting information and programs to support teens dealing with their parents divorce.  Here are some examples:

Online Programs

Family Change:  Teen Guide to Separation and Divorce– Designed by the California Courts

Children of Divorce– Coping with Divorce (this program has a fee)

Support Groups

I Am a Child of Divorce

Also, we have begun to collect some of the recent scientific literature on teens’ perspective on their parents’  divorce.  

Hartman, L.R., Magalhaes, L., and Mandic, A. “What does parental divorce or marital separation mean for adolescents? A scoping review of north American literature” (2011). Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 52, 490-518. doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2011.609432

Deborah Gatins , C. Ryan Kinlaw & Linda L. Dunlap (2013) Do the Kids Think
They’re Okay? Adolescents’ Views on the Impact of Marriage and Divorce, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 54:4, 313-328, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2013.780496

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A Teen’s Story about Divorce: What do you think?


This is a very powerful story of one young person’s story of divorce and recovery.  What do you think?  What does this tell us?

 

Good summaries of what scientists know about divorce adjustment for adults and children


Two of the leading researchers on the effects of divorce on adults and children have recently given TED talks about their work.

Dr. David Sbarra, U of Arizona, Surviving Divorce, 9 minutes

 

 

Dr. Tamara Afifi, currently at U of Iowa, How Divorce Effects Children,  19 minutes

 

Caught between parents—


Searching for Online Divorce Groups for Teens & Young Adults


In the next few months divorcescience.org will be trying to identify and examine online support groups for teens and young adults.  Our plan is to try to understand the more about how these work, their reach and their effectiveness.

Here is the first one on the list:  http://iamachildofdivorce.com/

Please send us links or comments about other groups like this.

A Child’s Perspective on Divorce


Updated List of Divorce & Remarriage Research Listing for 2013


The list of some of the most important research studies related to divorce, remarriage and stepfamilies has been updated for the year 2013.  This is not a complete list, but the major studies that provide new insights into marriage formation, custody, law and so forth.

Similar summaries can be found for 2010, 2011, and 2012.

New results for 2014 are also summarized here.