In these difficult times arrangements in nearly every aspect of life are changing rapidly. This will include living and contact arrangements for the children of separated parents. If possible, parents will need to work together to agree necessary changes.
This one day training course by Adele Ballantyne explores the insights from relationship psychology, for family lawyers and other professionals into divorce and separation. Both in terms of how divorce and separation impacts on clients and on family professionals themselves.
The Parenting After Parting Committee has developed a number of resources to support members work...
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In this podcast, Denise Ingamells, Head of London SPIPs at RCJ Advice, and Marc Etherington from Resolution’s Parenting After Parting Committee, discuss how the Separated Parents Information Programme works.
In this audio recording of their workshop, Gillian Bishop and Felicity Shedden, explore how paren...
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With the help of the Parenting after Parenting Committee we have put together this guidance to he...
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This online course will equip you with the essential skills you need to ensure that you can provide the early help your clients need as parents going through divorce and separation. The course can be completed online at your convenience.
Children will react in different ways to the divorce. Some will be angry, hurt or upset, some may show no reaction at all. In families where there has been a great deal of fighting between parents, children may even feel relieved. They need to know that this is normal. Below we look at the common emotions children might experience and how you can help support them through this time.
When parents split up the questions about where the children will live and how will each parent get to spend time with them will naturally arise.
It is important to keep your children informed about what you are planning and listen to their opinions too. Relate has some useful resources to help you plan living arrangements with your children.
The rest of this section looks at how to manage more trying situations, such as if one parent has to move away or if there is difficulty in keeping in contact with your children.
If you are thinking about divorce or separation, one of your biggest worries is likely to be about your children: where they will live and how they will continue to have a meaningful relationship with both of you.
For children, being able to spend time with both of their parents is important. As difficult as it may seem at first, managing to successfully parent across two homes is achievable.
While your relationship with your partner has ended, your role as a parent has not. As you move on with life after your divorce, you and your ex will need to manage your relationship as separated parents.
Conflict is damaging, especially conflict happening between the two people your children love best in the world.
Our Parenting Charter sets out what children should be able to expect from their parents if they are separating and what separating parents need to do in the interests of their children. At times of family difficulty, it is easy for adults to forget what it is like to be a child, distracted as they may be by feelings of hurt and fear for the future.
Recognising your feelings will allow you to better support your children. Understand how anger, denial and depression can affect you and how you can manage them.
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While you may not have a tremendous amount of respect for your ex as a person, you can talk to them respectfully as the parent of your children.
The Parenting After Parting Committee develops the Resolution approach for practitioners working with parents so that, ultimately, parents will receive the same standard of care and support from any Resolution practitioner
Our Good Divorce Week 2018 was a huge success. The week focused on how separating parents could minimise the impact of conflict on their children from divorce or separation. The campaign had a number of highlights, many thanks to all those who supported it.
Resolution urges government to reform divorce law as soon as possible, during the annual Good Divorce Week 2019.