public policy, children
Ineffective systems that fail to support children experiencing parental separation contribute to many of the prevalent societal issues seen today, including poverty, mental illness. and educational disparities. Negative outcomes for children of parental separation without effective systemic intervention vary from financial insecurity to mental and physical health complications and lower educational attainment. Inefficiencies exist at multiple levels, including a lack of mitigating policies at the macro level. a decrease in resources on the mezzo level, and threats to social support from the micro level. Based on outputs and outcome-assumptions, best practices to prevent and mitigate negative outcomes for children of parental separation include more sensitive, research-based policies at the macro level and educational resources for parents and children at the mezzo level.
"Inadequate Support Systems for Children of Separated Parents in Utah,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2021:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2021/iss2/5