Kevin S. Weatherly, Ph.D. makes no endorsement, nor claim for the reliability or efficacy of any of the following services or subsequent pages they may recommend. They are among a number of useful resources available via the Internet, and the user must judge for him or herself their ultimate usefulness. The links below are provided as a starting point for seeking additional information.
(with thanks to Dr. Aaron Robb, Forensic Counseling Services and Bradley Craig, LMSW, Between Two Homes, LLC)
Local Resources Guide
CoParentingTexas.com has compiled a free listing of several local providers who work with court-connected issues, including contact information and their specialty areas. This is a growing project that continues to look for additional providers to help serve family law clients. The site is completely free, please pass it on if you know someone who might be interested in being listed.
The Children's Bill of Rights:
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers published the Children's Bill of Rights in 1998. They also publish Ten Tips for Divorcing Parents. Both are something that every parent in a divorce or parenting time case should review and try and keep in mind as they go through this difficult experience.
Resources for families going through divorce or parenting time issues
AFCC- Handouts and resources for families.
Sesame Street - With Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce, Sesame Street has created much-needed resources for families with young children (ages 2-8) as they encounter the tough transitions that come with divorce.
Our Family Wizard Custody and Communication Made Easy. - The OurFamilyWizard® website - Co-parenting and shared/joint child custody management for divorced or unmarried parents. Parenting time, visitation schedules, activities, expenses, messaging, journals and more.
Up to Parents A helpful website supporting co-parenting.
Attorney General of Texas Child Support Division page contains a number of helpful resources.
Between Two Homes is committed to supporting adults in raising children between two homes and to offering tools to the professionals assisting these families. Service providers specialize in working with families dealing with transitions such as separation, divorce, or other family matters involving two homes. Between Two Homes® provides both live and online educational classes
Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation - legal services for low-income Texans.
Dallas County Domestic Violence Resources
Divorce Texas - a commercial page offering legal services.
Parenting Coordination Central - a good resource on Parenting Coordination (and, for us Texans, Parenting Facilitation) services.
Rainbows offers training and curricula for establishing peer support groups for children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced loss due to divorce or death.
NAMI- NAMI is a grassroots, family and consumer, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with serious mental illnesses, also known as severe brain disorders.
Dallas Bar Association- Attorney and Mediator Referrals, 214-220-7400,LEGALINE - Dallas Bar Association, 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of each month 5-9 p m, 214 969-7066
Kaufman County Bar Association - Legal clinic.
Legal Services of North Texas- Legal services for low-income families in Dallas county, 214 7481234
Tarrant Bar Association- Attorney and Mediator Referrals, 817-338-4092, West Texas Legal Services, Legal services for low - income families in Tarrant county, 817-336-9343
City Square - CitySquare’s Legal Action Works (LAW) Center provides comprehensive legal services to low-income families who could not otherwise afford legal representation to handle family crises.
Texas Law Help- 1-800-252-9690
ArrearsCalculator.com - accurately and easily calculate child support/alimony arrears online. Determine how much support is owed.
City Square - Exists to fight the root causes of poverty by partnering with those in need. Working together as a community, we feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless and renew hope.
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Violence and Trauma
Bipolar Disorder News - Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Journals & Magazines
Stress and Coping
Journal of Gambling Studies
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Trauma, Violence & Abuse
Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Service
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide Hotline
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First
Books that may be helpful
Between Two Homes A Co-parenting Handbook.
Custody Chaos, Personal Peace for parents adjusting to post-separation life.
The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations a great professional resource.
The Psychotherapist as Parent Coordinator a handbook for what we in Texas would call Parenting Facilitation.
Divorce Poison a classic "go to" book, now in an updated edition.