Dr. Pedro Carroll begins by summarizing the current research on the impact of divorce on children. She then discusses the risk and protective factors for children of families going through divorce. She also describes the different ways children of various ages may respond to separation/divorce. Dr. Pedro Carroll demonstrates techniques from her parenting program, Assisting Children through Transition (ACT), that is designed to help parents reduce the stress of divorce or separation for their children. Techniques demonstrated include moving to a formal relationship with the other parent, keeping children out of adult conflicts, using better communication with the former spouse, parallel parenting, and cooperative parenting.
The DVD Workshop series on Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology provides professionals and students instruction on the current state of the scientific evidence—and timely updates on treatments from experts in the field. Workshop videos vary in length and are designed to train professionals on the implementation of specific evidence-based interventions with youth. Printouts of the presentation, slides, reference lists and other resources are available on line.
The files below include PDF downloads of additional resources that may be used in conjunction with the DVDs. These include slides, tips, and references.