Children of ‘Splits': Resources for Educators

June 14, 1989 1 min read

Following are resources available to schools for dealing with children affected by divorce.

“Banana Splits: A School-Based Program For the Survivors of the Divorce Wars,” a 100-page manual detailing program philosophy, organization, group projects, and exercises, is available for $15.50 from Elizabeth McGonagle, Wood Road Elementary School, Ballston Spa Central Schools, Ballston Spa, N.Y. 12020, (518) 885-5361.

“Support for Stepfamilies: Suggestions for Schools,” a two-page list of tips on school policies, is available free of charge from Emily and John Visher, 599 Sky Hy Circle, Lafayette, Calif. 94549, (415) 284-1524.

“Rainbows For All Children” offers curriculum materials and training for peer-support programs geared to elementary- and high-school students and parents for use by schools, social agencies, and churches. For more information, write 1111 Tower Road, Schaumburg, Ill. 60173, (312) 310-1880.

Shapes: Families of Today: A Curriculum Guide on Today’s Changing Families for Children Ages Eight to Eighteen, is available for $22.45 from the Families in Transition Education Project, Stepfamily Association of America, Santa Barbara Chapter, P.O. Box 91233, Santa Barbara, Calif. 93190-1233, (805) 687-4983.

The Pittsburgh Center for Stepfamilies has developed school-based counseling programs for children and parents. For more information, contact Judith L. Bauersfeld, 4815 Liberty Ave., Suite 422, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15224, (412) 362-7837.

The National Council for Children’s Rights promotes instruction on parenting in schools and has educational materials for parents and schools on children of divorce. For more information, contact n.c.c.r., 2001 O St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 223-6227.

A version of this article appeared in the June 14, 1989 edition of Education Week as Children of ‘Splits': Resources for Educators