Helpful Resources and Guide for Kids Facing Divorce


Having the "divorce talk" with a child you love is one of the toughest conversations you'll ever have.  Shouldn't you be prepared?

If you're about to tackle this tough conversation -- or you know someone who is - there's help you can depend on to simplify the process. Don't wing it unprepared. You wouldn't go on vacation or plan a party without advanced preparation. Why tackle one of the most important and emotionally charged talks you'll ever have with your children without giving it just as much - if not more - thought and attention?
If you're not sure what to say and how to say it in age-appropriate language, there are many resources available to help you. Therapists and mediators provide excellent personal guidance. Collaborative divorce attorneys (those who specialize in creating non-adversarial divorce solutions) can be of great assistance at this time. So can clergy, school Guidance Counselors and parenting experts. There are many articles and books written on the subject as well.
The following free website is wonderful resources for you and your kids:
Parents Without Partners
Parents Without Partners is an international nonprofit organization devoted to single parents and their children.
Children's Rights Council
Local chapters of the Children's Rights Council throughout the country deal with custody issues and divorce reform and work to ensure meaningful and continuing contact for the child between both parents and extended families. Contact them at: Children's Rights Council 6200 Editors Park Dr., Suite 103 Hyattsville, MD 20782 (301) 559-3120
Center for Child and Family Services - 757-838-1960
Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline -1-800 - 552-7096
Child Protective Services (Virginia Beach) - 757- 437-3200
Child and Family Service Counseling program - 757 - 397-2121