Mending Broken Families: Social Policies for Divorced Families available in Hardcover
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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Since the 1970s, policy-makers and advocates for mothers, fathers, and children have attempted to remedy some of the inherent problems of divorce_such as conflict over the children, delegation of decision-making responsibiities, poor communication skills, and lack of knowledge about children experiencing divorce_through state-level legislation for divorcing or divorced families. These policies have taken the forms of mandated mediation, legal presumptions for particular custodial arrangements, child support orders, divorce education programs for parents, and parenting plans. Mending Broken Families introduces social policies for divorced families by discussing their history and provides the first comprehensive assessment and review of their effectiveness.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.44(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Emily M. Douglas is assistant professor in the Master of Social Work Program at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. Her background is in public policy and her work addresses social policies that affect children and families.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 1. Introduction Chapter 3 2. Mediation Chapter 4 3. Divorce Education Programs Chapter 5 4. Parenting Plans Chapter 6 5. Joint Custody Chapter 7 6. Declaring a Rebuttable Presumption in Child Custody Statute Chapter 8 7. Emerging Trends: Difficult Cases and Efforts Toward Prevention Chapter 9 8. Conclusions and Recommendations