ERIC Number: ED226296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Divorce Workshops: An Opportunity for Preventive Education & Epidemiological Research.
Kalafat, John; And Others
This paper describes the program and research related to the "Making It" series of 18 multi-media divorce workshops co-sponsored by a community mental health center (CMHC) and a chapter of Parents without Partners (PWP). An introductory section discusses the rationale for larger scale community intervention and epidemiological research. The divorce workshop and the first phase of the research are described including: principles on which the workshops were based; goals of the workshops; format of the workshops; and frequency and attendance figures. The survey instrument used to gather information from participants is described along with a discussion of results. The second phase of research, involving a representative sample of workshop participants, is discussed including descriptions of the instruments used to gather data from this sample, i.e., the Brief Symptom Inventory, the Center of Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, and the Perceived Social Support and Actual Social Support Scales. Procedures used in administering the instruments are described along with a detailed analysis of results. A series of six tables is appended which present the workshop format, a summary of participant responses to the survey, and the statistical data from the epidemiological measures. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (90th, Washington, DC, August 23-27, 1982).