ERIC Number: ED240417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Broken Families. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (March 22 and 24, 1983) on Oversight on the Breakdown of the Traditional Family Unit, Focusing on the Effects of Divorce, Separation and Conflict within Marriage on Children and on Women and Men.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
These hearings of the Subcommittee on Family and Human Services deal with the effects of divorce and single parenthood on children and adults. Discussion centers on the types of effects and their variations based on the age of the child; the time of divorce; sex of the child; and degree of communication between the child and both parents following divorce. Testimony is presented on public attitudes toward the value of family life, recent trends in the incidence of divorce, and legal and psychological aspects of child custody and child kidnapping by parents. The proceedings also deal with ways of helping families, including counseling, mediation services, economic support, and parent education. The role of the government and social service agencies in strengthening families is discussed. Proceedings of the second day of hearings focus on the physical, emotional and economic effects of broken marriages on men and women, including both parents and grandparents. The testimony of nine witnesses is presented as well as 19 prepared statements (from doctors, senators, researchers, social workers, and counselors), and eight sets of prepared questions and answers. (JAC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.