Helping Children Cope with Separation and Divorce (Webinar)

Divorce is painful and confusing. How you handle it influences how your child will cope. Children need empathy, love and support at a time when parents may have less to draw on themselves. This webinar is intended to provide participants with a deeper understanding of what goes on in the hearts and minds of children of all ages in the wake of marital disruption, so that parents can help foster their children’s resilience.

The webinar will also describe how to explain divorce to children, and address common responses such reunification fantasies, separation anxiety and anger. It will also note a few tips on how to support children who have witnessed parental conflict.

Facilitator: Lynda Fernyhough, MA, Homewood Health. Lynda has approximately 30 years of experience working with children and families, which includes working as a counsellor in Vancouver elementary and high schools, as well as in private practice. In addition to working as a counsellor, Lynda currently works as a parenting coach, helping individuals and families change interpersonal dynamics that are not serving them well.