Victoria Lael

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

Research Interests

    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.