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Teen Survival Guide to Parent Divorce or Separation: A Teen First Self-Guided Workbook | set of 5 workbooks
Jewell, Jeremy D.
Research Press / Softcover / 2015-01-01 / 0878226923
Infant, Child & Adolescent / Divorce (Self Help)
price: $85.50
106 pages
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This workbook is a helpful adjunct to the Teen First Divorce Treatment Program facilitator’s guide, covering the same topics as the group sessions. Although not required for program implementation, the workbook allows group members to make personalized written responses and serves as an enduring reference and reminder after group treatment ends. Therapists and others working with teens will also find the workbook useful as a stand-alone resource for individual counseling.

Book Review

“These guides do a great job of normalizing the reality of different types of families while also providing behavioral and cognitive strategies for helping children deal with their strong emotions.”

—Dr. Stephen Hupp,
Professor of Clinical Child and School Psychology,
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



Unit I: Understanding Divorce and Separation
1—The Role of a Family
2—The Meaning of Divorce and Separation
3—Divorce Terminology
4—The Truth About Divorce and Separation
5—You Are Not Alone
6—Reasons Parents Get Divorced or Separated

Unit II: Transitions Related to Divorce and Separation
7—Custody Issues
8—Scheduling Issues
9—Environmental Changes
10—Friends and School
11—Taking on More Responsibility
12—Teen Reactions to Divorce and Separation
13—Different Ways of Coping
14—Ways to Cope When Missing a Parent

Unit III: Teen Versus Parent Responsibilities
15—Feeling Responsible
16—Teen Versus Adult Responsibilities
17—Unrealistic Expectations

Unit IV: Communicating Feelings with Family
19—Identifying and Discussing Emotions
20—Improving Communication with Parents
21—What to Do When Conflict Occurs
22—Talking to Siblings

Unit V: How to Cope with Parent Conflict
23—Being Stuck in the Middle of Parent Arguing
24—When Parents Badmouth Each Other
25—Spying and Relaying Information
26—When Parents Compete for Loyalty

Unit VI: Gaining Social Support
27—Identifying Sources of Social Support
28—How to Tell Friends or Other Adults
29—Scheduling Positive Activities

Unit VII: Building Cognitive Skills
30—Changing Your Thinking
31—Thought Testing

Unit VIII: Positive Aspects of Divorce and Separation
32—Dealing with Divorce and Separation Gets Easier
33—Positive Aspects of Divorce and Separation
34—Positive Perceptions of Self and Family

Unit IX: New Partners
35—When Parents Get New Partners
36—Reactions to New Partners
37—What New Partners Can Mean for the Future

Chill-Out Trainings
1—Deep Breathing
2—Guided Imagery
3—Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Sample Activities:

Activity 1 — The Role of a Family; Activity 2 The meaning of Divorce and Separation ( PDF )

About the Author:

Jeremy D. Jewell received his PhD in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001. He is currently director of the Clinical Child and School Psychology Graduate Program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He is the author of dozens of research articles, book chapters, and treatment manuals focused on the psychological assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. In addition to authoring the Kid First Divorce Treatment Program, the Teen First Divorce Treatment Program and the Teen Survival Guide to Parent Divorce or Separation, (Research Press), he is the creator of the Children First Parenting Education Curriculum ( and coauthor of the book Great Myths of Child Development (Wiley Blackwell). He currently lives with his wife, Kelly, and daughters, Brea and Chaney, in southern Illinois. For more information regarding Dr. Jewell, visit his website at

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