Predicting Readiness to Adopt Evidence-Based Programs for Divorcing Families: Champions, Attitudes, and Access to Funding

Jeffrey T. Cookston, Irwin Sandler, Sanford L. Braver, M. Toni Genalo

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Abstract

This paper attempts to identify the factors that explain service provider readiness to fund and implement evidence-based programs for children from divorcing families. Representatives from 128 family courts in United States counties were surveyed about the programs currently being offered for families of divorce and plans for changes in the services provided. Path analyses provided evidence that readiness to adopt effective programming was predicted by (a) the presence of champions who could potentially advocate for adoption, (b) county size, and (c) community attitudes favorable to services for families of divorce. The counties' ability to access funding to support programming did not predict ultimate readiness to adopt extended programming. Implications for research on the dissemination of prevention programs for children of divorce are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-581
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Keywords

  • dissemination
  • divorcing parent education
  • family court
  • organizational readiness
  • program implementation

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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Predicting Readiness to Adopt Evidence-Based Programs for Divorcing Families : Champions, Attitudes, and Access to Funding. / Cookston, Jeffrey T.; Sandler, Irwin; Braver, Sanford L.; Genalo, M. Toni.

In: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Vol. 77, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 573-581.

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