New Stepfamily Research Findings


Coleman, M., Ganong, L., Russell, L., & Frye-Cox, N. (2015). Stepchildren’s Views About Former Step-Relationships Following Stepfamily Dissolution. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(3), 775-790. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12182

King, V., Boyd, L. M., & Thorsen, M. L. (2015). Adolescents’ Perceptions of Family Belonging in Stepfamilies. Journal of Marriage and Family, 77(3), 761-774. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12181

Teens & Social Media


As we think about how to talk with teens about divorce issues, here are some reminders about their use of social media.

Teen Divorce Stories


Here are some more video stories for teens.

 

 

Auntie Sparknotes Advice for Teens on Divorce


Here are some helpful ideas from Auntie Sparknotes

http://community.sparknotes.com/2013/02/21/auntie-sparknotes-i-want-my-parents-to-get-back-together

http://community.sparknotes.com/2011/07/06/auntie-sparknotes-a-dad-by-any-other-name

http://community.sparknotes.com/2012/07/30/auntie-sparknotes-my-parents-divorced-but-theyre-still-feuding

http://community.sparknotes.com/2012/10/18/auntie-sparknotes-my-parents-are-splitting-up

 

Jennifer Aniston : Talks to Young People about coping with her parents’ divorce


Two minutes of advice by Jennifer Aniston about the challenges of dealing with her parents’ divorce.

http://on.aol.com/video/how-my-parents-divorce-shaped-me–from-jennifer-aniston-518613321

Information for Teens


Several students have been looking for material for teens so that we can begin to understand what is available to teens online.  Here is some of what we have found.  We are not recommending any of this material.  Let us know if you are familiar with other material.

http://www.wikihow.com/Deal-With-Your-Parents%27-Divorce

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070615234730AAbgo1I

http://www.safeteens.org/relationships/dealing-with-divorce/

http://nypost.com/2014/10/22/10-reasons-im-a-better-person-because-my-parents-are-divorced/

http://www.lifeway.com/Article/My-parents-are-divorcing-24-Hour-Counselor

There are many videos on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=my+parents+are+getting+a+divorce

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