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Strengths-Building Public Policy for Children of Divorce


Sanford L. Braver


Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Ira Mark Ellman


Arizona State University College of Law; Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology

Irwin Sandler


Arizona State University (ASU)

2004

INVESTING IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES: STRENGTHS-BASED RESEARCH AND POLICY, Kenneth Maton, Cynthia Schellenbach, Bonnie Leadbeater, & Andrea Solarz, eds., American Psychological Association, 2004

Abstract:     
Instead of focusing on the problems associated with divorce, this chapter delineates a strengths, based model of the relations among divorce policies, mediating factors,and children's outcomes. Little research has linked specific divorce policies to child well being following divorce. Based on an extensive review of the literature, several factors such as children's positive coping skills, low parental conflict, high warmth and consistency of the parents, and the quality of the contact with the noncustodial parent appear to mediate the effects of divorce. The chapter illustrates that policies that are designed to influence these mediators to maximize strengths and minimize risks will lead to the most positive child outcomes and concludes with a public health model for integrating research and policy.

Keywords: Divorce, children, strength

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Date posted: September 10, 2009  

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Braver, Sanford L. and Ellman, Ira Mark and Sandler, Irwin, Strengths-Building Public Policy for Children of Divorce (2004). INVESTING IN CHILDREN, YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES: STRENGTHS-BASED RESEARCH AND POLICY, Kenneth Maton, Cynthia Schellenbach, Bonnie Leadbeater, & Andrea Solarz, eds., American Psychological Association, 2004. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1471343

Contact Information

Sanford L. Braver
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
Ira Mark Ellman (Contact Author)
Arizona State University College of Law ( email )
Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States
480-965-2125 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.asu.edu/HomePages/Ellman/
Arizona State University (ASU) - Department of Psychology ( email )
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
United States
Irwin Sandler
Arizona State University (ASU) ( email )
Farmer Building 440G PO Box 872011
Tempe, AZ 85287
United States
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