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Department of Counselor Education


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Subject: Divorce

   

BOOKS

Title:  Children of Divorce (Leader's Guide)
Author 1: Stolberg, Arnold L.
Author 2: Camplair, Christopher W. & Zacharias, Michael A.
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1991
Categories: Divorce
Format: Workbook
Call Number: D3601

Summary: Children of Divorce is a twelve-session program designed to help children adjust to the changes that come with divorce.  The goals of the program are twofold:  to promote academic, social and emotional growth- three aspects of development most likely to be affected by divorce;  and to build self-esteem.  The program provides children with a supportive group environment in which they can strengthen their communication skills, learn about feelings and self-control, and practice problem solving and anger control. 

(Grades K-12)

  

Title:  Interventions for Children of Divorce
Author 1: Hodges, William F.
Author 2:
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date:  1986
Categories: Divorce
Format: Text
Call Number: D3602

Summary: This book looks at how separation and divorce can affect children and alternative arrangements for dealing with the disruptive effects on them.  It discusses the value of mediation, how to make custody assessments and how to determine visitation rights.  It proposes visitation guidelines for frequency of access that are based on the age of the child.  It proposes therapeutic interventions within the context of parental consultation, school-based intervention, individual psychotherapy with children, and family therapy, with in-depth discussion of how to work with parents using a non-therapy oriented approach. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Living with Divorce (Grades 5-9)
Author 1: Garigan, Elizabeth
Author 2: Urbanski, Michael
Publisher: Good Apple
Date:  1991
Categories: Divorce
Format: Workbook
Call Number: D3604

Summary: Living with Divorce includes journal activities for personal growth.  It is a practical approach to help young children understand the divorce experience.  Each stage of the divorce process is addressed including:  denial, anger/guilt, bargaining, depression and acceptance.  Ideas and activities include:  assisting children to live with divorce, dealing with anger, living with change, emotional highs and lows.  Living with Divorce is divided into two sections:  the first contains ideas and activities appropriate for all students; and the second section is designed for students who have experienced or are experiencing divorce. 

(Grades 5-9)

  

Title:  Changing Families (A Guide for Kids and Grown-Ups)
Author 1: Fassler, David
Author 2: Lash, Michele & Ives, Sally B.
Publisher: Waterfront Books
Date:  1988
Categories: Divorce
Format: Workbook
Call Number: D3605

Summary: This book is about families and some of the changes they go through.  Separation, divorce and remarriage are a few of the difficult transitions families may experience.  We know that such events can be confusing for both children and adults.  We wrote this book to help families talk together about the thoughts and feelings associated with these changes.  Changing Families can be used by children from ages 4 to 12. A child may choose to read the book alone or with the assistance of a parent, teacher, counselor therapist or other caring adult.

  

Title:  Children of Divorce (Kids Book)
Author 1: Stolberg, Arnold L.
Author 2: Camplair, Christopher W. & Zacharias, Michael A.
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1991
Categories: Divorce
Format: Workbook
Call Number: D3606 A & D3606 B

Summary: Children of Divorce is a twelve-session program designed to help children adjust to the changes that come with divorce.  The Kids Book provides activities for the child that encourage building self esteem, strengthening communication skills, learning about feelings, self control and practicing problem solving and anger control.  (2 copies) 

(Grades K-12)

  

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Title:  Children of Divorce (Parents Book)
Author 1: Stolberg, Arnold L.
Author 2: Camplair, Christopher W. & Zacharias, Michael A.
Publisher: American Guidance Service
Date:  1991
Categories: Divorce
Format: Workbook
Call Number: D3607

Summary: The Children of Divorce encourages children to talk about their feelings, learn how to solve problems, control their anger and build their self-esteem.  This workbook offers activities for parent and child to do together to build a stronger, more open relationship. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title: Don't Divorce Us: Kid's Advice to Divorcing Parents
Author 1: Sommers-Flanagan, Rita
Author 2: Elander, Chelsea
Author 3: Sommers-Fanagan, John
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date: 2000
Categories: Divorce
Format: Text
Call Number: D3608

Summary: Examines the divorec experience firsthand - through the eyes and voices of children and adult children o f divorce. People from various ages, ethnic groups and backgrounds share artwork, essays and stories that are intimate, humorous, innocent and wise. Parents who read this book will be better able to listen, understand, and help their children deal with the pain and hurt of divorce. "Don't Divorce Us!" contains practical suggestions for coping with teh challenges of double-households, long-distance parenting, dating, ex-spouses, stepparenting, and divorce stress.

 

Title: Our Family is Divorcing
Author 1: Johnson, Patricia Polin
Author 2: Williams, Donna Reilly
Publisher: Resource Pubilications, Inc.
Date: 1996
Categories: Divorce
Format: Text
Call Number: D3609

Summary: Counselors, healthcare professionals, bereavement ministers, teachers, and parents may use Our Family Is Diovorcing to encourage young people to talk about their experience of divorce. The caregiver section offers guidance to adults for helping children through loss, including discussion questions as well as tips for being a caring presence, respecting the child's boundaries, and allowing the child to grieve.

  

Title: My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book for Kids by Kids
Author 1: Ford, Melanie
Author 2: Ford, Annie
Author 3: Ford, Steven
Publisher: Magination Press
Date: 1997
Categories: Divorce
Format: Text
Call Number: D3610

Summary: Simple truths, great wisdom, and alot of "I have been through it" advice are packed into this little book. These young authors write about their own experiences with their parents' divorce frankly and clearly--in a way that can really be undrstood by readers ages 8 -13. This is more than just a recounting of experiences. It is a guidebook for getting adjusted to a new life, and a means for opening new avenues of communication at a difficult time in everyone's life. As the children in your life read on, they will see how other kids have negotiated the really tough times. They will quickly learn that they are not alone in their questions, thier fears, their anger, or their pain. The will come away with effective new tools for coping, taught by some of the best teachers around--kids themselves!

  

Title:  Complete Group Counseling Program for Children of Divorce
Author 1: Sylvia Margolin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Date:  1996
Categories: Divorce
Format: Text
Call Number: D3611

Summary: This book presents 12 ready-to-use group sessions with background information and reproductible materials to help children who are struggling to cope with and accept changes in their families.  This provides lesson plans and activity sheet.

(Grades 1-6)

  

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GAMES

Title: The Talking, Feeling, and Doing Game - The Divorce Card Game 
Author 1: Lawrence E. Shapiro, M.D. and Hennie Shore
Publisher: Creative Therapeutics, Inc.
Date: 2004
Categories: Divorce
Format: Card Game
Call Number: D3612

Summary: This card game can be played with the Talking, Feeling, and Doing boardgame or separately.  Unlike the original game, this card game is theme focused.  This game would be helpful if the specific area of divorce is a concern to counselors or teachers.

  

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