Launch of picture book for children and parents in divorce

December 18th, 2020
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Director at Family Assist, Marici M Corneli, with Senior Family Advocate from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, Chris Maree, at the launch of the book ‘I want to tell you’ in Pretoria.

On 5 November 2020 the book ‘I want to tell you’ was launched in Pretoria by the Director at Family Assist, Marici M Corneli. The book is meant as a tool for couples and children caught in the animosity that goes hand-in-hand with divorce.

According to Ms Corneli divorce is still a subject that many people avoid and parents who are going through a divorce will find this book helpful.

‘In the book we read the story of Austin and Aidah and their parents Justin and Julia who are getting divorced. Adults, such as Justin and Julia, need to understand that they have to involve the children in the decisions that concern them,’ Mrs Corneli said.

The book has been produced in a colourful comic-style way and is available in English and Afrikaans. Ms Corneli said that the idea for the book started a year ago and she decided to work on it during the COVID-19 lockdown period. ‘I decided to write the book to help children and parents in divorce. Children that can read will enjoy the book, but mediators, voice of the child practitioners, teachers, social workers and psychologists can use it as a tool to explain the outcome of divorce to children who cannot read. The book becomes a tool to communicate with yourself and others,’ she added.

The book can be bought from several bookshops, or by visiting the Family Assist website at www.familyassist.co.za.

On 5 November 2020 the book ‘I want to tell you’ was launched in Pretoria by the Director at Family Assist, Marici M Corneli.

 

Competition 

To win a copy of the ‘I want to tell you’ book to the value of R 195, send an e-mail with ‘Book competition’ in the subject line, and your contact details to derebus@derebus.org.za.
Please advise if you would prefer the English or Afrikaans copy.
Closing date: Friday, 22 January 2021.