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Hours: 4 Contact Hours
Author(s): Glenn Stone, PhD
Peer Reviewer(s): Jane Appell, PhD
Item#: N1213
Contents: 1 Course Book (33 pages)

Post-Divorce Parenting: Mental Health Issues and Interventions

Price $19.95
Item # N1213
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.

Current research estimates that 25% to 50% of American children will experience parental marital dissolution before they reach 18 years of age. This course provides an overview of the issues families face as they move through the divorce process with special attention paid to the needs of children based on their age and developmental stage and the mental health and well-being of divorcing parents. Specific intervention strategies are examined so professionals may better serve families impacted by divorce and ease the transitions these families experience.

Course Objectives
  • Describe divorce intervention programs that currently exist.
  • Discuss the effects of divorce on parents and children.
  • Identify issues that impact the adjustment of children and parents to divorce.
  • Explain factors that improve the adjustment of children and parents following divorce.
Glenn Stone, PhD, MSW, is a professor and chairperson of the social work department at Ball State University Muncie IN. He previously taught in social work programs at the School of Social Work University of Windsor Ontario Canada East Carolina University in Greenville NC Miami University in Oxford OH and Indiana University in Bloomington IN. Dr. Stone was Principal Investigator for the North Carolina Child Welfare Education Collaborative Grant (2007-2008) and the Indiana Fatherhood Initiative Contract (1999-2001.) He is the author of several articles on the topic of divorce adjustment and coauthor of a book on nonresidential fathers entitled Fathering at Risk: Helping Nonresidential Fathers. Dr. Stone has also been involved in a training project in Hong Kong to increase the knowledge an skills of social workers dealing with families undergoing divorce. He has 15 years of direct social work practice working with clients experiencing suicidal behaviors.
Jane Appell, PhD is a psychologist in Concord, Massachusetts. Dr. Appell received a master’s degree and CAGS in Counseling Psychology from Boston University in 1974 and doctoral degree from Boston College in 1983. She is the author of Divorce Doesn’t Have to be That Way: A Handbook for the Helping Professional. She has over 30 years of experience working with families of divorce as a psychotherapist, mediator, parenting coordinator, divorce coach, and child custody evaluator. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center and the past president of The Massachusetts Association of Guardians Ad Litem. She is a frequent presenter at professional conferences and workshops on various aspects of divorce work.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.