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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Constituent Persepctives on Shared Parenting

The purpose of this qualitative research study is to understand constituent views regarding the divorce and custody process within Monroe County. Focus groups were formed through a purposeful sample of approximately 30 people including attorneys, retired judges, social workers, school counselors, family therapists, mediators, and separated and divorced parents throughout the county to gather their perspectives. This qualitative data was then analyzed and evaluated to identify themes that emerged from focus group discussions regarding experiences with the process, barriers within the process, the impact of the process on families, and alternative interventions for divorce and custody proceedings. The identified themes will inform stakeholders regarding parenting arrangements, court processes, and model interventions that would serve the best interest of the children and parents involved in divorce and custody agreements.

Presenters: Randi Clinch (GRC of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport) -- rclin1@brockport.edu
Kathleen Dieter (GRC of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport) --
Jessica Dunning (GRC of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport) --
Rachel Smith (The College at Brockport) --
Matthew Teal (GRC of Nazareth College and The College at Brockport) --
Topic: Social Work - Panel
Location: 123 Hartwell
Time: 9 am (Session I)