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Impact of Training Videos on Attitudes About Parenting After Divorce

Title: The Impact of Training Videos on Attitudes About Parenting After Divorce.
Name(s): Ferraro, A.J., author
Oehme, K., author
Bruker, M., author
Arpan, L., author
Opel, A., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Journal Article
Date Issued: 2018-05-04
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Many U.S. states require divorcing parents to take divorce education classes to educate them about the impact of divorce on parents and children. As educators, psychiatrists, social workers, and others create these classes, it is important to evaluate what elements of the curriculum are effective and aid parents in achieving targeted outcomes. Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce ( is a free online divorce education course that focuses on issues such as the emotional and legal impact of divorce, conflict reduction, skills and strategies for parental cooperation, and family transitions. The course also includes five videos covering a variety of topics including examples of both negative and positive parental behavior, testimonials from children, parents discussing the impact of their own divorces, and experts teaching parents about the importance of co-parenting. Pilot testing of the videos and the overall course impact with divorcing parents (n = 218) suggested that parents' evaluations of the videos' utility were significantly related to the positive change in their perceptions of their relationship with their former spouse, their attitudes toward post-divorce parenting, and their child-focused attitudes. Implications for practitioners who design or provide divorce education to parents are discussed, especially regarding video utility, content, and quality.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1537804804_87728b79 (IID), 10.1080/10502556.2018.1466253 (DOI)
Keywords: Coparenting, Divorce, Conflict, Online training, Videos
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Divorce & Remarriage.
Issue: vol. 59

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Ferraro, A. J., Oehme, K., Bruker, M., Arpan, L., & Opel, A. (2018). The Impact of Training Videos on Attitudes About Parenting After Divorce. Journal Of Divorce & Remarriage. Retrieved from