ERIC Number: ED302744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Translating Empirical Findings into an Intervention for Children of Divorce.
Wolchik, Sharlene A.; And Others
This document describes a program for custodial parents which was designed to facilitate children's adjustment after parental divorce. Four steps in the development of the program are described: (1) examining existing literature for theoretical frameworks and empirical studies on the development of adjustment problems in children of divorce; (2) conducting generative studies to provide further insight into the processes that may lead to adjustment problems; (3) designing an intervention to affect the critical processes identified in the research; and (4) evaluating the intervention using a randomized field trial. The content and format of the program are briefly described, and plans for evaluating the efficacy of the intervention are presented. Issues such as the quality of the custodial parent-child relationship, discipline strategies, negative divorce events, contact with the noncustodial parent, and contact with nonparental adults are discussed, and the depression, anxiety, and aggression that can result from problems in these areas are considered. Intervention techniques for each of these issues are identified. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (96th, Atlanta, GA, August 12-16, 1988).