Families Change Teen Guide to Separation & Divorce

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Divorce Workbook for Teens

It's tough being a teen even in the best of circumstances, but when parents divorce teens are faced with an additional set of practical and emotional issues. This book gives them everything they need to get through their parents' divorce and keep it from taking a long-term emotional toll. Teens learn how to cope with grief, fear, and anger; adjust to having two homes; assert their right to be teens, to love both parents; not get caught in the middle; understand that the divorce is not their fault and overcome guilt.

Surviving Divorce

Today's preteens don't just need to know how to "cope" with problems, they need the proper tools to make positive changes and smart decisions in all areas of life. This book is filled with information, support and advice on everything from keeping a journal, to getting help with depression, and from learning to take personal responsibility to dealing with divorce.

It’s Not the End of the World

I want a mother and a father and I want them to live together-right here-in this house! Karen Newman can't believe it when her father moves out. How could her parents do this? Don't they know they belong together? Somehow Karen has to get her mom and dad to talk to each other face-to-face. Maybe then they'll realize divorce is a mistake. But can she think of a plan soon - and one that works?


My Parents are Splitting Up (Youthlaw.ca)

The Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre (CLERC) has pulled together answers to the most commonly asked questions asked by Alberta youth about separation and divorce.


What happens next? Information for kids about separation and divorce (PDF Booklet)

This online booklet can help you learn more about your parents separation and divorce and can help you understand the emotions you are having.

Teens Dealing with Divorce

Six teens talk about their experience from their parents getting divorced and how they chose to overcome their problems.

Q & A

I really feel like I need some help. Who should I ask?

There are lots of people around you who can help. Tell your parents, teacher, school counsellor, family doctor or another adult you trust.

If you aren't getting the help you think you need, keep asking until you get it.