Mending Broken Families : Social Policies for Divorced Families : How Effective are They?
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.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Douglas, Emily M. (2006). Mending Broken Families : Social Policies for Divorced Families : How Effective are They?. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers