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What Is Divorce Education and Does It Work?

Completed Parents Forever™ Research and Evaluation Projects

Research shows that Parents Forever™ is an effective program. Following is a list of research we have conducted since 2005. Scholarship is organized by year of presentation or publication.

2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

2005

Dworkin, J. D., & Karahan, A. R. (2005). Parents Forever: Evaluation of a divorce education curriculum. Journal of Extension, 43(1).

2006

McCann, E., & Musich, J. (2006). Parents Forever™: Reducing the risk for children in family transition. In Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota conference, St. Paul, MN.

McCann, E., & Musich, J. (2006). Parents Forever: Reducing the risk for children in family transition. In University of North Texas parenting education conference, Denton, TX.

McCann, E. (2006). Parents Forever: Reducing the risk for children in family transition. In Supervised visitation network conference, Rapid City, SD.

Tralle, M., Allen, R., Musich, J., & McCann, E. (2006). Does divorce education for parents make a difference? In National Council on Family Relations conference, Minneapolis, MN.

2007

Tralle, M., Allen, R., McCann, E., Musich, J., & Stoppa, P. (2007). Does divorce education for parents make a difference? In National Extension Association of Family Consumer Science conference, St. Paul, MN. 

2009

McCann, E., & Musich, J. (2009, April). Impact of divorce on children in-service.In Minnesota Community Education Association conference, St. Cloud, MN.

2010

Brotherson, S. E., White, J., & Masich, C. (2010). Parents Forever™: An assessment of the perceived value of a brief divorce education program. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 51(8), 465-490. doi:10.1080/10502556.2010.504095

2011

Tralle, M., Marczak, M., McCann, E., Hardman, A., & Da’ar, O. (2011). Cost benefit analysis: Is it worth it? Exploring the economic worth of parent education programs. In National Council on Family Relations conference, Orlando, FL.

2012

Brotherson, S. E., Rittenbach, C., & White, J. M. (2012). Impacts of Parents Forever™ on parental behavior and adjustment during divorce: A short-term follow-up evaluation study. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 53(4), 267-291. doi:10.100/10502556.2012.671655

2013

McCann, E. (2013, November). Working with families of divorce, separation & never-married
parents. In Minnesota Community Education conference. St. Paul, MN.

Olson, K., & Joeng, J. R. (2013, November).The effectiveness of a court mandated divorce education program online. In J. Crawford (Chair), Divorce and divorce education. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, San Antonio, TX.

2015

Becher, E. H., Cronin, S., McCann, E., Olson, K. A., Powell, S., & Marczak, M. S. (2015). Parents Forever™: Evaluation of an Online Divorce Education Program. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 56(4), 261-276.

McGuire, J., Brotherson, S., Becher, E., Hall, E., McCann, E., Olson, K., Powell, S., & Cronin, S. (2015, November). Improving outcomes for families following divorce and education. In B. Hughes (Chair), Divorce education in Minnesota, North Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Olson, K., & McCann, E. (2015). Parents Forever: Supporting Minnesota Fathers & Families Network. In Fatherhood summit, St. Cloud, MN.

2016

Becher, E. & Welshons, K. (2016, November). Tough choices: Converting an 8 hour program to a 4 hour program. In E.M. McCann & S.E. Powell (Chairs), Keeping a coparenting program viable and sustainable. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Cronin, S., Deenanath, V., & Powell, S. (2016, November). Coparent education: Connecting theory, research, and practice. In E.M. McCann & S.E. Powell (Chairs), Keeping a coparenting program viable and sustainable. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Hall, E. L. & McGuire, J. K. (May, 2016). Separation and custody negotiations in Sexual & Gender Minority (SGM) couples. Paper presented at the 4th Annual LGBT Symposium, Champagne, IL.

Hall, E. & McGuire, J. (2016, November). Barriers to separation/coparent services for sexual & gender minority (SGM) couples. In E.M. McCann & S.E. Powell (Chairs), Keeping a coparenting program viable and sustainable. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

Quamme, S. (2016, November). Reflections upon teaching a coparent population. In E.M. McCann & S.E. Powell (Chairs), Keeping a coparenting program viable and sustainable. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

McCann, E.M. (2016, November). Reinvisioning Coparent curriculum: Meeting the needs of a changing population. In E.M. McCann & S.E. Powell (Chairs), Keeping a coparenting program viable and sustainable. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN.

2017

Cronin, S., Becher, E. H., McCann, E., McGuire, J., & Powell, S. (2017, June). Relational conflict and outcomes from an online divorce education program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 62, pp. 49-55.

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