Following the call for more stringent evaluation methodology and recently documented national Extension presence in the field of divorce education for parents and children, the study reported here describes a local multi-level evaluation to capture program impact of a stakeholder-accepted divorce education program. Using a post-then-pre retrospective scale and validated measures of inter-parental conflict and child adjustment, participants showed significant gains in key co-parenting and community resources knowledge and significant decreases in inter-parental conflict. Selected components of the evaluation design are applicable to Extension faculty working in divorce education programs.
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Crawford, J. K., Riffe, J., Trevisan, D. A., & Adesope, O. O. (2014). Buffering Negative Impacts of Divorce on Children: Evaluating Impact of Divorce Education. The Journal of Extension, 52(4), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss4/6