Links

Internet Resources for Families Experiencing Separation or Divorce


These links are provided for information only and Four Counties Family Court Mediation Service is not responsible for these sites.


Site for Children


• A Kids’ Guide to Separation and Divorce

www.familieschange.ca/kids_flash/index.

htm

Excellent, interactive site for children from British Columbia. Animated children explain (in voice and writing) different aspects of separation and divorce including: why parents separate, the law, how kids may feel, and coping tools for kids.



Sites for Teens


• A Teen Guide to Parental Separation and Divorce

www.familieschange.ca/teen_flash/index.

htm

Complete with soundtrack, site developed by BC Government. Addresses such issues as What’s happening and why, changes in your life, your emotions, strategies, about the law, resources and FAQ


• Justice for Children and Youth

www.jfcy.org

Advice, representation, and referrals for children and young people under 18 years of age.



Sites for Adults


• Ministry of the Attorney General Ontario

www.attorneygeneral.jus.on.ca

Provides information about court locations, supervised access centres, the Child Support guidelines, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, and family court forms (choose “Family Justice”).


• Legal Aid Ontario

www.legalaid.on.ca

Provides information about location of legal aid offices, and the services available for family law clients (choose “Family Law Services” under search).


• Family Responsibility Office

www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/

familyResponsibility/index.aspx


• Department of Justice Canada

http://www.canada.justice.gc.ca

Federal Child Support Guidelines (choose "Programs and Initiatives" and scroll down to Family Justice). Also have information about parenting after divorce, family law assistance services and family violence.


• LawNet Canada

www.lawnetcanada.ca/LawNetCanada/

default.aspx

This site provides access to resources related to the legal issues surrounding separation and divorce. For example, you can search for “family law” in Ontario.


• Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

www.cleo.on.ca (Choose “View Materials” and then “Publications Online”)

CLEO produces clear language material on topics such as family, domestic violence, social assistance, housing, and refugee and immigration law.


• Canadian Mental Health Association

www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=2-29-67

www.cmha.ca/bins/content_page.asp?cid=2-70-72


• Because Life Goes On … Helping children and youth live with separation and divorce.

www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/mh-sm/divorce/5-eng.php

This is the on-line version of the publication by Health Canada of the same name.


• Violet: Law and Abused Women

www.violetnet.org

This site provides information about the legal issues that arise in the context of domestic violence. It also addresses issues such as developing a safety plan and “why I stayed”.


• Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC)

www.metrac.org

Provides information on violence, violence prevention, and referrals for women and children experiencing violence.


• Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

www.oacas.org

Provides contact information for all Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario


• Four Info

www.fourinfo.com

Provides information about services and organizations in the four counties of Peterborough, Northumberland, Haliburton and City of Kawartha Lakes.


• Healthy Families Collection, Peterborough Public Library

www.peterboroughhealthyfamilies.ca


• Help Guide

www.helpguide.org/mental/coparenting_

shared_parenting_divorce.htm

Provides information on co-parenting


• Parenting After Separation Handbook

www.ag.gov.bc.ca/family-justice/resources/brochures_booklets/pas/

PASHandbook.pdf

Published by the Ministry of the Attorney General for British Columbia



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