Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court

Author(s): Kathryn Kuehnle

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When conducting parenting plan evaluations, mental health professionals need to be aware of a myriad of different factors. More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, they must have an understanding of the most current findings in developmental research, behavioral psychology, attachment theory, and legal issues to substantiate their opinions. With a number of publications on child custody available, there is an essential need for a text focused on translating the research associated with the most important topics within the family court. This book addresses this gap in the literature by presenting an organized and in-depth analysis of the current research and offering specific recommendations for applying these findings to the evaluation process.
Written by experts in the child custody arena, chapters cover issues associated with the most important and complex issues that arise in family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, dynamics between divorced parents and children's potential for resiliency, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. The scientific information provided in these chapters assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically-based opinions, conclusions and recommendations. Parenting Plan Evaluations is a must-read for legal practitioners, family law judges and attorneys, and other professionals seeking to understand more about the science behind child custody evaluations.

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INTRODUCTION; STEPHEN N. SPARTA; SECTION I: FOUNDATION OF PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT: ATTACHMENT AND PARENT INSIGHTFULNESS; CHAPTER 1. ATTACHMENT AND CHILD CUSTODY: THE IMPORTANCE OF AVAILABLE PARENTS; GWYNNETH SMITH, BRIANNA COFFINO, PATRICIA VAN HORN, AND ALICIA LIEBERMAN; CHAPTER 2. PARENTS' INSIGHTFULNESS: THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING THE INNER WORLD OF THE CHILD IN MIND FOR PARENTING PLAN EVALUATIONS; DAVID OPPENHEIM AND NINA KOREN-KARIE; SECTION II: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHILDREN'S ADJUSTMENT TO PARENTS' SEPARATION; CHAPTER 3. RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHILD AND ADOLESCENT ADJUSTMENT FOLLOWING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE: SOCIAL SCIENCE APPLICATIONS; JOAN B. KELLY; CHAPTER 4. QUALITY OF MATERNAL AND PATERNAL PARENTING FOLLOWING SEPARATION AND DIVORCE; IRWIN SANDLER, SHARLENE WOLCHIK, EMILY B. WINSLOW, NICOLE MAHRER, JOHN A. MORAN, AND DAVID WEINSTOCK; CHAPTER 5. SUPPORTING FATHER INVOLVEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SEPARATION AND DIVORCE; MARSHA KLINE PRUETT, CAROLYN PAPE COWAN, PHILIP A. COWAN, AND JILLIAN S. DIAMOND; SECTION III: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH CHILDREN'S ADJUSTMENT TO TIME-SHARING; CHAPTER 6. SHARED-TIME PARENTING: AN EVIDENCED BASED MATRIX FOR EVALUATING RISK; JENNIFER MCINTOSH AND BRUCE SMYTH; CHAPTER 7. PARENTING TIME, PARENT CONFLICT, PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS, AND CHILDREN'S PHYSICAL HEALTH; WILLIAM V. FABRICIUS, KARINA R. SOKOL, PRISCILA DIAZ AND SANFORD L. BRAVER; CHAPTER 8. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH ON PARENTING PLANS AND CHILDREN'S WELL-BEING; MICHAEL LAMB; SECTION IV: CHILDREN'S DISORDERS THAT REQUIRE SPECIALIZED PARENTING; CHAPTER 9. CO-PARENTING CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS; LAUREN MEDNICK AND GERALD KOOCHER; CHAPTER 10. CO-PARENTING CHILDREN WITH NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS; RACHEL BIRNBAUM, LUCYNA M. LACH, DONALD T. SAPOSNEK AND RADHA MACCULLOCH; CHAPTER 11. CO-PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER AND DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR DISORDERS; SUZANNE KERNS AND RON PRINZ; SECTION V: PARENT BEHAVIORS AFFECTING CO-PARENTING AND PARENT- CHILD RELATIONSHIPS; CHAPTER 12. GATEKEEPING AFTER SEPARATION AND DIVORCE; LARRY GANONG, MARILYN COLEMAN AND GRAHAM MCCAULLEY; CHAPTER 13. EMPIRICAL STUDIES OF ALIENATION; MICHAEL SAINI, JANET R. JOHNSTON, BARBARA JO FIDLER, AND NICHOLAS BALA; CHAPTER 14. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND CHILD CUSTODY; JENNIFER HARDESTY MEGAN HASELSCHWERDT, AND MICHAEL P. JOHNSON; SECTION VI: PRESENT AND FUTURE CULTURAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES; CHAPTER 15. NEVER MARRIED PARENTS IN FAMILY COURT; LIZA HITA AND SANFORD L. BRAVER; CHAPTER 16. GAY AND LESBIAN PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN: RESEARCH RELEVANT TO CUSTODY CASES; SUZANNE M. JOHNSON AND ELIZABETH O'CONNOR; CHAPTER 17. CULTURAL DYNAMICS OF DIVORCE AND PARENTING; MICHAEL SAINI AND JENNIFER MA; CHAPTER 18. RELOCATION IN CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES; WILLIAM AUSTIN; SECTION VII: SCIENCE AND THE LAW; CHAPTER 19. JUDICIAL IMPACT: THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD AND THE DAUBERT AND FRYE EVIDENTIARY FRAMEWORKS; DANIEL W. SHUMAN AND ALEX BERK

General Fields

  • : 9780199754021
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : Oxford University Press Inc
  • : 0.96
  • : February 2012
  • : 241mm X 161mm X 47mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kathryn Kuehnle
  • : Hardback
  • : 614.15
  • : 612
  • : Illustrations