The Development, Evaluation, and Implementation of Parenting-Focused Prevention Programs in Collaboration with Family Court

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Abstract

Promoting the well-being and best interests of children in separated and divorcing families is a shared value among family court professionals and prevention scientists who develop and evaluate intervention programs. This article chronicles the development, evaluation, and implementation of two programs—the New Beginnings Program (NBP), a parenting intervention for separated/divorcing parents, and the Family Transitions Guide (FTG), an intervention designed to motivate high conflict separated/divorcing parents to attend the NBP. The development and evaluation of these programs was facilitated by a long-standing collaboration with Maricopa Family Court. We discuss the process of developing these programs, their underlying small theories, and the evaluation of their effects in randomized trials. We also describe our collaboration with the family court and ways that the court promoted the development and evaluation of these programs. Finally, we summarize lessons learned and discuss future directions to bolster the public health impact of evidence-based programs for separated/divorcing families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-724
Number of pages15
JournalFamily Court Review
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Child Mental Health
  • Evidence-Based Programs
  • Family Court-Researcher Partnerships
  • Implementation Science
  • Parental Separation/Divorce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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