Judith Wallerstein on helping children cope with parents’ divorce

September 8, 1997

Judith Wallerstein on helping children cope with parents’ divorce

ANN ARBOR—Judith S. Wallerstein, an internationally recognized authority on the effects of divorce on parents and children, will speak about helping children cope with divorce at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 in the Amphitheatre of the University of Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington. The free, public lecture is sponsored by the U-M Center for Human Growth and Development.

Wallerstein is co-author of “Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce,” which grew out of the California Children of Divorce Study, launched in 1971. Her book, “Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade after Divorce,” comprised the 10- and 15-year follow-up reports on her longitudinal study and is a compendium of her clinical observations on the nature of the divorce process. Widely acclaimed, “Second Chances” has been translated into nine languages. Her most recent book “The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts,” is based on recent research on happy marriages.

Wallerstein is founder of the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition in Marin County, Calif., a major center for research, education and counseling for separated, divorced or remarried families. Educated at Hunter College; the New York School of Social Work, Columbia University; the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis; and Lund University, Sweden, Wallerstein has taught at the School of Social Welfare and the School of Law at University of California-Berkeley as well as at Kansas University and the Menninger School of Psychiatry.

A reception and book signing, sponsored by Borders Books, will follow the lecture in the Rackham Assembly Hall. For more information, call Kate Restrick, (313) 764-2443 or e-mail, [email protected].

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