Custody Battle

A Workbook for Children


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SKU: 105-Net

Custody battles are among the most destructive and bitter of all civil court legal actions.

Children who are experiencing a custody battle need a safe way to explore and talk about their feelings. They also need to know they are not alone, and that the situation will resolve itself so that life goes on. This book offers a format to ease their way and is suitable for use in individual and small group counseling.


  • Child-friendly legal definitions
  • Read-aloud story for groups or individuals
  • Six-week small group format
  • Icebreakers and group preparation tips
  • Parent section
  • Q & A on situations and feelings
  • Sections on coping for parents and children
  • Notes for helping adults
Written by Nancy Martin-Finks
Illustrated by David L. Barber
Paperback ISBN 9781931636421
Grades 3-6
68 pages
Release Date December 1, 2005

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National Center for Youth Issues

During her fifteen years as an elementary school counselor, Nancy Martin-Finks has worked with many children who are experiencing custody battles. She also cofacilitates “Grandpeas,” a support group for grandparents who have custody of their grandchildren. She holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology from James Madison University. Nancy lives in Harrisonburg, VA with her husband, Alan, and has three grown children, two grown stepchildren, and eight grandchildren.

I appreciate this workbook; unfortunately custody is a motivating reason that many parents bring their children to therapy. The workbook is non-bias; objective and comprehensible for children.

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