WEBSITES & BOOKS
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- The Agenda with Steve Paikin: interview with Harvey Brownstone (June 15, 2009)
- Tug of War: A Judge's Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles, and the Bitter Realities of Family Court
Justice Harvey Brownstone (ECW Press, 2009) - Harvey Brownstone is a judge in Ontario. This book gives a plain-language explanation of family law concepts and the family court process. It also explains alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, and goes over why these are preferable to court litigation.
- Because Life Goes On: Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce: A Guide for Parents
Public Health Agency of Canada - "Because Life Goes On... Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce" is a Health Canada publication intended to reach out to Canadian families in need of information and resources to help their children to live through the process of separation and divorce. This booklet is also designed to assist professionals in such fields as social services, health, justice and education, in their work with children and their parents.
- We're Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents' Divorce
Constance Ahrons (Harper Paperbacks, 2005) - Constance Ahrons, Ph.D., interviewed one hundred and seventy-three grown children whose divorcing parents she had interviewed twenty years earlier for her landmark study, the basis of which was the highly acclaimed book The Good Divorce. What she has learned is both heartening and significant. Challenging the stereotype that children of divorce are emotionally troubled, drug abusing, academically challenged, and otherwise failing, Dr. Ahrons reveals that most children can and do adapt, and that many even thrive in the face of family change.
- What Happens Next? Information for Kids about Separation and Divorce
Department of Justice Canada - This booklet has as its target audience children between 9 and 12, whose families are in the process of splitting up. It answers common questions about separation and divorce in simple terms that children will understand, and helps children to come to grips with their emotions when their parents are going through a separation/divorce.
ALTERNATIVES TO FAMILY COURT