Links and Resources

Co-Parenting

“The Child-Up Parenting Plan” by Gary Direnfeld: http://www.yoursocialworker.com/s-articles/childup.pdf

“Nonresidential Parenting After Divorce” by Sandra J. Bailey, Montana State University: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/242125895_Nonresidential_Parenting_After_Divorce

“Co-Parenting and Joint Custody Tips for Divorced Parents” by Jocelyn Block and Melinda Smith, Help Guide: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/parenting-family/co-parenting-tips-for-divorced-parents.htm

“Co-Parenting” Family Mediation Center, Inc.: https://coparenting.com/

“Delivering Parenting in Divorced Families” by Dr. Gary J. Kneier: https://0901.nccdn.net/4_2/000/000/03f/ac7/Delivering-Parenting–Child-Sharing-Schedules.pdf

Children

“Helping children cope with separation and divorce” by Caring for Kids: https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/mentalhealth/separation_and_divorce

“Their Parents Stayed Together ‘For The Kids.’ Here’s How It Felt.” by Catherine Pearson, Huffpost: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/parents-stayed-together-until-kids-left-home_l_5cb0a7aee4b0ffefe3afbf41?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNhLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAJd5sg8AHErg3OHNdPGXoNnSriaE5oAI2tRhUXKnG65dr3YSfCab7293-bw9lJ9fSF_Uj2ugOhr1X-RJzZdl4j_itAiLQwiOl7P6tjCEanaj7eoQxi8l960Jt2ta1bcUg3MIz6xsKck3C9drBS8r_VAxnOanEHaBOZgxNP01BgJD

“8 Things Kids Of Divorce Want Parents To Know” by Brittany Wong, Huffpost: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/advice-from-children-of-divorce-_n_6978822?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNhLw&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAFDE0An1A8-9gLJ2vN3Xvr030vGxFDOQjFFEge_lLGjUIjZFj8QqVAtl8-T4Cr3o9EvGaLNERnp9F1FrV1tqARbQ9YIAYvv8LUo1eNJHmbf76_kx-G1XjlNu7hB21RDYUnpXxXYy5Y-hmb-uzlacEe7BNR5ubwBb8e-DZJpN7GZS

“The Voices of Children of Divorce” by Edward Kruk, Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/co-parenting-after-divorce/201311/the-voices-children-divorce

Fathers

“How Divorced Dads Can Best Handle a Daughter’s Wedding” by Wayne Parker, The Spruce: https://www.thespruce.com/divorced-dads-and-daughters-wedding-1270806

“Strengthening Father-Daughter Relationships” by Wayne Parker, Verywell Family: https://www.verywellfamily.com/strengthening-father-daughter-relationships-1270127

“Breaking Down the Most Brilliant Scene in ‘Eighth Grade'” by Ben Caps, Reel Rundown: https://reelrundown.com/movies/Breaking-Down-the-Most-Brilliant-Scene-in-Eighth-Grade

Mothers

“Mother Thanks Court for Shared Parenting” by Robert Franklin, National Parents Organization Blog Archive: https://sharedparenting.com/mother-thanks-court-for-shared-parenting/

“Survey: Moms’ Income, Well-being Enhanced by Equal Parenting” by Robert Franklin, National Parents Organization Blog Archive: https://sharedparenting.com/survey-moms-income-well-being-enhanced-by-equal-parenting/

Grandparents

“Butting heads with your child’s grandparents? Here’s how to make peace” by Kristen Rogers, CNN: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/17/health/grandparents-interfere-with-parenting-tips-wellness/index.html

Mediation

“Parents Have Input Until The Gavel Comes Down” by Gary Direnfeld: http://www.yoursocialworker.com/s-articles/gavel_comes_down.htm

“Preparing For Family Mediation” Ontario Association for Family Mediation: https://www.oafm.on.ca/family-mediation/preparing/

“Mediation” by Gene C. Colman, Family Law Centre: https://www.complexfamilylaw.com/mediation/

“Custody/Access Assessments” by Gene C. Colman, Family Law Centre: https://www.complexfamilylaw.com/featured-articles/custody-access-assessments/

“Parenting Plan Evaluations” London Family Court Clinic: https://www.lfcc.on.ca/services/family-services/custody-access-assessments/

Recovery

“Dealing with a Breakup or Divorce” by Jeanne Segal, Gina Kemp, and Melinda Smith, HelpGuide: https://www.helpguide.org/articles/grief/dealing-with-a-breakup-or-divorce.htm

“This Is What No One Tells You About Getting Divorced In Your 30s” by Rachel Brodsky, HuffPost: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/divorce-in-your-30s_n_5d84ebc3e4b0849d47285a6d

“Study: Marital breakdown and subsequent depression” Statistics Canada: https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/070522/dq070522a-eng.htm

“Understanding and Coping with Loss and Grief” Canadian Mental Health Association: https://ontario.cmha.ca/documents/understanding-and-coping-with-loss-and-grief/

“Understanding Depression” by Clifford N. Lazarus, Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/think-well/201711/understanding-depression

“Symptoms of Depression” WebMD: https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/detecting-depression

LGBTQ2IA+

“What I Wish My Parents Had Said When I Came Out As Gay” by Kevin Naulls, CBC: https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/what-i-wish-my-parents-had-said-when-i-came-out-as-gay

“Advice on Coming Out to Your Kids From Gay Dads Who’ve Been There” by Scott Kearnan, Gay with Kids: https://www.gayswithkids.com/the-being-blog/advice-on-coming-out-to-your-kids-from-gay-dads-whove-been-there

“Dwyane Wade: My Transgender Daughter Knew Her Identity At 3 Years Old” by Curtis M. Wong, Huffpost: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dwyane-wade-good-morning-america-transgender-daughter_n_5e4c0fe0c5b6b0f6bfefd1b4

“Still Hidden in the Closet: Trans Women and Domestic Violence” by Kae Greenberg: https://genderlawjustice.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Still-Hidden-in-the-Closet-Trans-Women-and-Domestic-Violence.pdf

Domestic Violence

“Signs of an Abusive Relationship” The Family Place: https://www.familyplace.org/resource/signs-of-abuse

Abuse Warning Signs, “Understand Relationship Abuse” National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/identify-abuse/understand-relationship-abuse/

“Domestic Violence” Waterloo Regional Police: https://www.wrps.on.ca/en/staying-safe/domestic-violence.aspx?mid=9078

“Children exposed to domestic violence represent almost 50% of substantiated investigations by Ontario Children’s Aid Societies” Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies: http://www.oacas.org/2015/12/children-exposed-to-domestic-violence-almost-50-of-substantiated-investigations-by-ontario-childrens-aid-societies/

“Top 100 Traits & Behaviors of Personality-Disordered Individuals” Out of the Fog: https://outofthefog.website/traits

“Domestic Violence Against Men” Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_violence_against_men

“Recognize domestic violence against men” Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/domestic-violence-against-men/art-20045149

“Male victims of domestic violence struggle to disclose abuse” by Tamara Mathias, Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-domestic-violence-men-idUSKCN1UC2EF

“Researcher: What Happens When Abused Men Call Domestic Violence Hotlines And Shelters?” National Parents Organization: https://archive.is/nLLs6

“Still Hidden in the Closet: Trans Women and Domestic Violence” by Kae Greenberg: https://genderlawjustice.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Still-Hidden-in-the-Closet-Trans-Women-and-Domestic-Violence.pdf

Legal

“Child Support From Third Parties” by Gene C. Colman, Family Law Centre: https://www.complexfamilylaw.com/featured-articles/child-support-from-third-parties/

“The Federal Child Support Guidelines: Step-by-Step” Department of Justice, Government of Canada: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/fl-lf/child-enfant/guide/index.html

“Co-Parenting” Family Mediation Center, Inc.: https://coparenting.com/

“For the Self Represented” by Gene C. Colman Family Law Centre: https://www.complexfamilylaw.com/for-the-self-represented/

“Representing Yourself at Your Family Law Trial – A Guide” Ontario Court of Justice: https://www.ontariocourts.ca/ocj/self-represented-parties/guide-for-self-represented-litigants-in-family-court-trials/guide/

“What is Family Support?” Family Support Program: https://fsp.unc.edu/what-is-family-support

“Layperson Guides to procedure in the Ontario Court of Justice – Family Court” Fathers Resources International: http://www.fathers-resources.com/FreeResources/Laypersonguidestoprocedure/OntarioCourtofJustice/tabid/500/Default.aspx