Sharlene A. Wolchik

Professor of Psychology, REACH Institute and Department of Psychology (Clinical), Arizona State University, USA

About the author:

I have focused on identifying modifiable individual- and family-level processes that promote positive adaptation to parental divorce or parental death. I have developed empirically-based interventions to prevent the onset and/or exacerbation of problem outcomes for youths who experience these family disruptions (New Beginnings Program for Divorced and Separated Families; Resilient Parenting for Bereaved Families Program). I have conducted randomized trials of these programs that have shown positive short-term and long-term effects for a wide array of outcomes. I have developed an online intervention for divorced families.

What I want to achieve:

I want to see the widespread implementation of effective parenting programs in order to promote the healthy development of children.

Awards & accomplishments:

New Beginnings Program has been recognized as a model program by Blueprints for Health Youth Development and has been rated as a level 3 program by the Early Intervention Foundation Guidebook for Commissioners in the United Kingdom. I am also a Fellow at the Society for Prevention Research.

Other information:

For more information about the New Beginnings Program, please go to our website.