Dr. Karen R. Blaisure
Family and Consumer Sciences

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2002-03 Sabbatical

My sabbatical was spent as a Visiting Fellow at the Newcastle Centre for Family Studies, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom and as a 2002-2003 Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy. The fellowship allowed me to study divorce intervention and prevention policies in England and Wales.

Newcastle Centre for Family Studies
The staff at Newcastle Centre for Family Studies conducts applied social science research in the areas of marriage, divorce, family relationships, and related public policies.

Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy
The Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy was established in 1994 by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of D-Day and the US contribution to the liberation of Europe. The FCO sponsors and funds and the British Council administers the fellowship. Three goals of the Fellowship are: to assist US public policy experts to research policy issues in the UK for the benefit of US policymaking; to facilitate the exchange of policy ideas and experiences between the two countries; and to develop a collaborative network of public policy experts and practitioners.

For a copy of my final project report, please contact me.
Blaisure, K. R. (2003). Comparison of UK and US Policy Initiatives Regarding Divorce Intervention and Prevention. London: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, British Government.