Resources for Single Parents, Children & Teens

“All family life is a ‘shepherding’ in mercy. Each of us, by our love, leaves a mark on the lives of others…”
(Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia #322)

Local Resources

Kids’ Turn San Diego‘s mission of “promoting, supporting and securing the well-being of children who are experiencing family separation”, changes family relationships in positive ways so children experiencing family separations have happier childhoods and brighter futures.

The cornerstone of their work is the The Family Workshop for Separated & Divorced families.  This co-parenting program helps children, ages 5-17, learn new ways to understand their family situation, creative ways to express their feelings and that they are not alone. Parents learn strategies of how to best help their children transition through separation and divorce and how to handle challenging situations in new ways.

They also offer individual counseling for children.

Parish Resources

Faith Journeys Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to provide churches and schools with the tools and expertise to offer faith-based group programs for children and adolescents from divorced or separated families, along with their parents, so families may heal more fully, grow stronger in their faith, and pursue their vocations free of the burdens of unresolved grief.  Founder Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski, LCPC, NCC is recognized as a leading figure regarding faith-based pastoral care of children from divorced families.  As a licensed clinical professional counselor, pastoral counselor, and Catholic “child of divorce” who has been happily married since 2001, Lynn combines professional and personal expertise into her passion for helping children and adolescents grow stronger from parental divorce. Also an author, Lynn has written age-appropriate books for Catholic children of divorce as well as The Divorced Catholic’s Guide to Parenting.

Lynn joined the Office for Family Life & Spirituality for a “Profiles in Ministry” video in December 2020.  Please see that video here.

Books, Websites & Podcasts for Single Parents

Books & Resources for Children & Teens

For Children (Topic of Divorce)

For Children (Topic of Separation)

For Teenagers