In 2012, the award-winning children’s film about divorce, SPLIT, was released.  In this film, the personal stories and lessons learned from 12 children are told.  Since its debut, this profound and touching film has been enthusiastically embraced by the collaborative community both as a resource for parents and a tool for practitioners.

Six years later, a new film has emerged, SPLIT TEEN which explores how these kids have fared as they’ve grown older in a separated family.

In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to see where it all started by watching a 30-minute screening of SPLIT (kids in their younger years), followed by a viewing of the sequel film SPLIT UP: The TEEN Years which shows the SPLIT kids as young adults. Additionally, this workshop will include interactive exercises and information regarding the dynamics of divorce for children later in life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to engage in discussions regarding the material presented and explore the dynamics of divorce that follow children as they become teens and launch into adult hood.
  • Participants will be able to identify key issues that are often overlooked by parents and learn how family law professionals can offer supportive guidance to these families.
  • Participants will be able to determine the practical ways SPLIT can be used by divorce professionals, and ways it is being successfully used throughout the country.
  • Participants will be able to implement effective strategies for shifting parent’s perspectives and guiding them towards better meeting their adult children’s often unrecognized needs.