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

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?

 

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.

New Stepfamily Research Findings.


Heintz-Martin, V., Le Bourdais, C., & Hamplova, D. (2014). Childbearing among canadian stepfamilies  . Canadian Studies in Population, 41(1-2), 61-77. doi:https://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/csp/article/view/21636

King, V., Thorsen, M. L., & Amato, P. R.Factors associated with positive relationships between stepfathers and adolescent stepchildren. Social Science Research, (0) doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2014.03.010