Registration closes October 11, 2021 at 9am Eastern Time US
Parent Education for Divorcing and Separating Families: Are We Accomplishing our Goals?
Family courts around the world encourage -- and many require -- separating and divorcing parents to attend educational programs to improve children’s post-separation experience. But some question whether children truly benefit. This webinar will provide an overview of program goals and examine existing literature that describes the programs that are being implemented in the courts. The review will focus on what evaluations have shown about the state of the evidence of parent education programs in the courts and whether they are accomplishing the goals that have been set. Future directions for court use of parent education programs will be discussed.
Member Registration: $15, Certificate of Attendance: $15
Non-Member Registration: $50, Certificate of Attendance: $20
Irwin Sandler, PhD has published major reviews of the literature on parent education programs in the family courts and in other settings. He has been a member of the working group of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine that produced a landmark review of preventive interventions for children and adolescents and has been a co-author on a paper describing standards of evidence for preventive interventions. He is the co-developer and evaluator of the New Beginnings Program that has published multiple studies demonstrating long-term benefits for children following divorce.