The Watershed a documentary by Mary Trunk Slamdance is a year-round organization dedicated to serving new filmmakers from around the world. Now in its tenth year as an annual festival that runs simultaneous to the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors working with limited budgets. Kids’ Turn helps children understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. Kids’ Turn awakens parents to the need to support their children during this crisis in their lives, so that at-risk behavior by children is averted. This is the web site for AA which s a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. Primary purpose is to stay sober and help alcoholics to achieve sobriety. This site offers support for adult children of alcoholics. It is a 12 step, 12 tradition program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. They meet in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge their common experiences. They discover how childhood affected them in the past and influences them in the present. This is the site for the Children of Alcoholics Foundation which is a national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse. Alanon helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is a recovery program for young people. The program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the 12 steps, 12 traditions and 12 concepts of service. This web site provides numerous articles about the impact of divorce on children and parents. It also has a book review section, question/answer area (which includes legal, financial, psychological and real estate information), and a chat area. This site offers fairly extensive information about legal, financial, parenting and other aspects of divorce. It also offers a list of related books which can be reviewed or purchased from the site. The Expert Online area offers weekly in-depth explorations of specific topics by professionals; past appearances have been archived and can be read. This site offers daily and weekly Q&A sessions with legal and mental health professionals, as well as interactive bulletin boards/chat rooms. Resources are listed by state. This site offers state-specific guidebooks, a large divorce related bookstore, links to resources and message centers, and, for a fee, child support calculations for your state. This is the national web site for the nonprofit American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. You can read or reprint the booklet “Stepping Back From Anger,” which is a guide for divorcing parents, read the “Children’s Bill of Rights,” order other publications, or find a family law specialist attorney through the site. The Children’s Rights Council is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting children of separation and divorce through advocacy and parenting education. This site has information about the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce, including state-by-state information and professional directories. The web site of the Children of Separation and Divorce agency has good reading for kids. Excerpts from the COSD’s books feature children telling about how they felt when their parents separated. From a book for parents, there are excerpts which provide advice on telling your child about divorce and how to decide if a child needs professional help. This site has a chat room for teen-age children of divorce to talk about what happens during and after their parents’ divorce. This is the web site of the National Center for Fathering, which aims to inspire and equip men to be better fathers. They offer practical tips on various topics such as step-dads, single dads, disciplining teens, and more. This is the site for the National Father’s Resource Center, which provides information about father-related issues, including divorce, step-parenting, parental alienation and child support (currently down) While the home page of this site addresses a wide variety of mothering and parenting topics, if you search for “divorce” you will be able to access their supportive message boards. There are also “Tip and Fact Sheets” which offer brief articles by a psychologist about divorce-related topics. Look under the “family” section for a listing of topics including divorce, single parenting, bereavement, etc. Chats and message boards on specific topics are listed in this area. Parents encouraging parents offers free parenting classes on the Internet. Different modules address different issues, from divorce/separation and step parenting through discipline and adolescents.

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