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Children of Divorce: Stories of Loss and Growth

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Children of Divorce features excerpts of stories collected from hundreds of young people. The narratives embrace such themes as despair, chaos in the family, and “missing” dads. The volume paints a picture of the pain, the hope, and the resiliency shown by young adults while in the throes of divorce and in the years to follow. These poignant narratives are framed by an analysis of the most recent divorce literature. The book clearly demonstrates the value of storytelling in helping people deal with major loss events in their lives. The authors’ hope is that by examining these experiences, we will gain a greater understanding of the effects of divorce and ultimately strengthen relationships in the future.

This book challenges the contention that most children will be irretrievably hurt by their parents’ divorce. Presenting a mixture of young people’s voices demonstrating the great variety of reactions to parental divorce, it shows the strength and resilience many of these young people have learned in surviving the pain surrounding divorce in their families. Emphasis is placed on how hope about the possibilities of having close relationships—as well as a willingness to try to have stronger families in their own adult lives—represent abiding motivations in this sample of young people. Providing an overarching theoretical emphasis on the value of storytelling for people dealing with major losses, the authors hope that this method of stressing the raw input of respondents will make the experiences more vivid and realistic to the reader.

This course is based on the book, Children of Divorce: Stories of Loss and Growth created by John H. Harvey, Ph.D. and Mark A. Fine, Ph.D.

Course Material Authors

John H. Harvey, Ph.D.

Dr. John H. Harvey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Iowa. He has written and/or edited several books in the field including Odyssey of the Heart, 2/e (LEA). A Fellow of Division 8 of the American Psychological Association, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Career Award and the New Contribution Award from the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships in 2000.

Mark A. Fine, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark A. Fine is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently the Editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and the former Editor of Family Relations. He was selected as a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations in 2000.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

Students, practitioners, and scholars interested in divorce in the disciplines of family studies; social, clinical, and developmental psychology; counseling; and family and interpersonal communications. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss specific research studies concerning divorce.

  2. Explain the importance of various case presentations from the text.

  3. Provide facts concerning divorce that are mentioned throughout the text.

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