Victoria Blanchard

Victoria Lael



105 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061





  • Child development
  • Demographic trends in the family
  • Family relationships
  • Human sexuality
  • Relationship education evaluation


  • Ph.D. Candidate University at Albany, State University of New York
  • M.S. Brigham Young University
  • B.S. Brigham Young University

Selected Publications


Hawkins, A. J.. Stanley, S. M., Blanchard, V. B., Albright, M. (2012). “Exploring programmatic moderators of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs: A meta analytic study.” Behavior Therapy 43(1), pp. 77–87.

Hernandez, D. J., Denton, N. A., Macartney, S., & Blanchard, V. L. (2012). “Children in immigrant families: Demography, policy, and evidence for the immigrant paradox,” pp. 17–36 in Cynthia García Coll and Amy Kerivan Marks (Eds.), The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?, Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Hernandez, D. J., Denton, N. A., & Blanchard, V. L. (2010). Children in the United States of America: A statistical portrait by race-ethnicity, immigrant origins, and language. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 633(1): 102-127.

Fawcett, E. B., Hawkins, A. J., Carroll, J. S., and Blanchard, V. L. (2010). Do premarital education programs really work? A meta-analytic study. Family Relations, 59(3): 232–239.