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When Separating Videos

Coming to terms with change and the emotional effect that separation has on children can be extremely difficult.  Below are some useful guides and interactive tools that can help children understand how they may be feeling at this confusing time and ways they can understand and express their emotions. 

Our family's changed Our family's changed

This story and activity book is for early primary school aged children who are affected by separation. It helps parents to talk to their children about the changes that are happening to their family, identifying how children may feel about the separation and problems they may experience.

It also encourages children to ask questions and talk about how they're feeling or thinking.


A kid's guide to changing families

This is a computer game for older primary school age children (around 8 - 12 years) which deals with questions they may have about separation, feelings and legal terms they may hear.


Family separation: a guide for teens booklet Family Separation: A guide for teens

This guide helps teenagers cope with family separation and change by providing hints and tips about what is going on around them and contact details to a range of support services.

Kids can talk to...Kids can talk to …

This guide, developed by Legal Aid of Western Australia gives children a short guide on finding someone to talk to about issues surround the separation of their parents and the break-up of their family.  


Questions & Answers about separation Questions & Answers about separation

This booklet looks at the most commonly asked questions that children face when parents separate. It attempts to answer these qustions in simple terms a young person can understand

ChatFirst Chat First 

CHaT First provides information for children and teenagers whose parents have separated or divorced. It provides a range of information and activities for children who have experienced parental separation or divorce as well as information to assist parents to understand and support their children through the family transition.



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Last modified: 31/03/2015 10:42 AM


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