Welcome to I Am A Child of Divorce.  We’re glad you’re here.  On this site you will find resources and a community dedicated to helping children to understand and heal from their parents’ divorce or separation.

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My Family’s Changing Activity Book for Children

Background

This activity book was developed and published by Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) in England. “Every year Cafcass helps over 140,000 children and young people who are going through care or adoption proceedings, or whose parents have separated and are unable to agree about future arrangements for their children. Cafcass is the voice of children in the family courts and helps to ensure that children’s welfare is put first during proceedings.”

How It Works

This pdf activity book is colorfully illustrated and offers kids activities to complete in addition to answering basic questions they might have about their parents’ divorce. This pamphlet offers very basic information to educate and help kids dealing with these difficult circumstances.

Who is It For?

This book is specifically designed for younger elementary aged children.

It’s Hard to Focus on School Since the Divorce. What Should I Do?

Many children report that they just can’t concentrate on school, or just don’t care, since they found out that their parents are getting a divorce.  Many see a decrease in their grades and test scores, and some take years to “catch back up” if they ever do. If you...

CHaT First Board Game for Children of Divorce

CHaT First is a website from the Children and Families in Transition Project a partnership between the Centre for Peace, Conflict and Mediation, Hawke research Institute, University of South Australia and Centacare Catholic Family Services (SA), with generous support from the Telstra Foundation.  It is full of information for children and teens whose parents have separated or divorced. One of the best resources is a printable board game called the CHaT First Board game.

How It Works

The CHaT First Board Game is a question and answer board game that encourages kids and teens to answer questions from one of four decks of cards. Players take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board. This game is not about winners and losers but about the experience shared together.

Who is It For?

This is for all children who have experienced, or are experiencing, their parents divorce. It will also benefit parents and other adults who want to help those kids.

Guided Interview

Online Support GroupsWe officially launched our online support groups for teens from disrupted homes back in 2013. We are currently in the process of tweaking that original reformat and relaunching our groups as a series a self-guided interviews and other resources. You’ll be able to work at your own pace and then use our Chat Room, Ask Us and other features to talk to someone about what you’re learning. Do it at your own pace and focus on the areas that you need the most! We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready to go! You can visit our calendar page for a complete listing of upcoming chats.

Featured Resource

MFW Title PageThe “My Feelings Workbook” has consistently been our most popular resource here on I Am A Child of Divorce. It is a vehicle for children of divorced and disrupted homes to identify, name and understand the emotions they are feeling during or after the separation of their parents.  Make sure to download this free e-book (or individual pages to print).

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