Divorce and Children

Background Information

More books on the effects of divorce on children and the family can be found using the Library's catalog.

Children, Courts, and Custody: Interdisciplinary Models for Divorcing Families KF 547. S 33 2004
Children of Divorce: Stories of Loss and Growth Online only
Divorce: Causes and Consequences HQ 814. C 55 2006
Divorcing Children: Children's Experiences of Their Parent's Divorce Online only
Divorcing with Children: Expert Answers to Tough Questions from Parents and Children Online only
Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust HQ 777.5 L 55 2002
Marriage and Divorce [Streaming Video] Online only
Marriage and the Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society HQ 734. S 9738 2008
Marriage-Go-Round: The State of Marriage and the Family in America Today HQ 535. C 416 2009
Split: Stories from a Generation Raised on Divorce HQ 777.5 S 644 2002

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics. It can also be used to find non-scholarly articles about divorce and children.
Legal Collection
Unlike the other databases on this list, Legal Collection offers articles about the legal aspects of divorce and can be used to locate articles about custody, legal separation, and related topics.
Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals.
PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any topic in psychology.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology. It can be used to find articles on the long- and short-term impacts of divorce on children.
Sociological Collection
The articles in this database offer useful insights on the impact of divorce on children.

Web Resources

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
This site, created by the non-profit AFCC organization, contains a number of FAQs for professionals (lawyers, psychiatrists, counselors, etc.) and families about the effects of separations and divorce.
Children's Institute: Research
This site has an extensive bibliography of resources (articles and websites) about the impact of divorce on children. The bibliography is subdivided into more specific topics.