Additional Resources on Families in Transition


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References to websites and resources used in this publication are not an endorsement of one product over other similar products.

Parents Forever – The resources on this University of Minnesota Extension website were developed to help parents after a family transition. Resources include the legal side of a family transition, understanding emotional and social changes, the financial side of family transition, building stronger parent-child relationships during transition, and being successful with co-parenting.

Sesame Street Toolkits on Divorce, Military Families, Incarceration, and Resilience provide families with tips, strategies and activities to help with the difficult challenges that come with transitions in the home.

The National Stepfamily Resource Center’s primary objective is serving as a clearinghouse of information, linking family science research on stepfamilies and best practices in work with couples and children in stepfamilies.

Help Guide collaborates with Harvard Health Publications to provide research, articles and resources for helping families cope with divorce. – Much of the website’s content has been adapted from the book: Should I Try to Work It Out? A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples at the Crossroads of Divorce, by Professor Alan Hawkins, Ph.D., who is the Director of the Marriage Education and Research Initiative at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah. Parents who are thinking about getting a divorce can utilize the exercises and access research-based answers to common questions about divorce.

Financial Implications of Divorce – This eXtension resource includes the full 90 minute video presentation, Powerpoint slides and resources shared by Dr. Barbara O’Neill, Cooperative Extension at Rutgers University.

Divorcescience website was begun by Dr. Robert Hughes, Jr., Professor of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It includes a clearinghouse of divorce education references for practitioners as well as books and readings for parents.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network ( is a resource for the public, professionals, and others who are concerned about child traumatic stress. It is the web site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), which is funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The American Psychological Association is a scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. It provides resources on marriage and divorce.

For questions or suggestions related to this page, please contact the Families in Transition page editor, Renee Koenig

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