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Presentation
Legal Dilemmas and Policy Imperatives: Influencing Programs to Support Separating and Divorcing Families
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 44th Annual Conference (2007)
  • Sherrill W. Hayes, Kennesaw State University
  • Janet Walker
Abstract

This workshop examines the historical, cultural, social, economic and legal influences on the development of policies, practices and programs designed to support parents and children when families break up. The presenters will draw on their recent research to compare approaches in England and North Carolina, highlighting the changing roles of lawyers over the last twenty years. Participants will be invited to reflect on the extent to which legal interests and policy imperatives shape current programs, and whether they necessarily reflect the evidence about the help and support families need.

Publication Date
March, 2007
Citation Information
Sherrill W. Hayes and Janet Walker. "Legal Dilemmas and Policy Imperatives: Influencing Programs to Support Separating and Divorcing Families" Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 44th Annual Conference (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sherrill_hayes/67/