This study is a program evaluation of the Kids First program, an eight-week psychoeducation program, on parents and children who have experienced a divorce and/or separation. This study was conducted to assess the usefulness of specific program interventions as it relates to parental insight, co-parenting, and child adjustment. A descriptive analysis was conducted to examine results of the evaluations. Results indicated over 85% of the sample rated program satisfaction as moderately or very valuable, suggesting parents gained some knowledge and saw value in the program. Results also endorsed 95% of parents moderately or highly valued the effectiveness of the program’s presentation methods, suggesting the program presented material in an effective, comprehensible manner. It was concluded that a majority parents reported increased knowledge of effective co-parenting strategies and of personal insight/responsibility following program participation. However, results were inconsistent regarding parents’ communication with their child and awareness of their child’s adjustment post-intervention. These findings suggest future research should be studied to fully identify and address the needs of the children and parents as they correlate with each other.
School of Behavioral Health
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Adaptation, Psychological; Child Welfare -- psychology; Divorce -- psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Parent-Child Relations; Parenting -- psychology; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research; Quality of Life; Stress, Psychological
ix; 137 p.
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Yamauchi, Katherine E., "Program Evaluation on the Kids First Program" (2020). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1022.
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