Parenting Plan Evaluations: Applied Research for the Family Court

Hardcover | February 10, 2016

EditorLeslie Drozd, Michael Saini, Nancy Olesen

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More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, mental health professionals who conduct parenting plan evaluations must have an understanding of the most current evidence in the areas of child development, optimal parenting plans across various populations, behavioral psychology, familyviolence, and legal issues to inform their opinions. In addition, family law judges and legal professionals require the best available evidence to support their decisions and positions.Parenting Plan Evaluations has become the go-to source for the most current empirical evidence in the field of child custody disputes. Fully updated in this Second Edition, the volume continues its focus on translating and implementing research associated with the most important topics within thefamily court. It presents an organized and in-depth analysis of the latest research and offers specific recommendations for applying these findings to the issues in child custody disputes. Written by international experts in the field, chapters cover the most important and complex issues that arisein family court, such as attachment and overnight timesharing with very young children, co-parenting children with chronic medical conditions and developmental disorders, domestic violence during separation and divorce, alienation, gay and lesbian co-parents, and relocation, among others. This volume assists forensic mental health professionals to proffer empirically based opinions, conclusions, and recommendations and assists family law judges and attorneys in evaluating the reliability of the information provided to the courts by mental health professionals in their reports andtestimony. Not just for forensic evaluators, 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 parenting plan evaluations.

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More so than in any other form of forensic evaluation, mental health professionals who conduct parenting plan evaluations must have an understanding of the most current evidence in the areas of child development, optimal parenting plans across various populations, behavioral psychology, familyviolence, and legal issues to inform their ...

Leslie Drozd, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child therapist specializing in family violence, substance abuse, resistance to contact, trauma, and consultations in parenting plan and child custody evaluations. She trains judges, attorneys, and mental health professionals and has a myriad of professional public...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:February 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorsContributorsSection 1: Social Science Evidence and the Law1. Jonathan W. Gould, Milfred D. Dale, Nicki Beth Fisher, and Madeline R. Gould: Scientific and Professional Knowledge For Family Court: Legal Expectations of ExpertsSection 2: Foundation of Personality Development: Parent Insightfulness2. David Oppenheim and Nina Koren-Karie: Parents' Insightfulness: The Importance of Keeping the Inner World of the Child in Mind for Parenting Plan EvaluationsSection 3: Factors Associated with Children's Adjustment to Parent's Separation and Time-Sharing3. Nicole E. Mahrer, Irwin Sandler, Sharlene Wolchik, Emily B. Winslow, John A. Moran, and David Weinstock: How Do Parenting Time and Inter-parental Conflict Affect the Relations of Quality of Parenting and Child Well-being Following Divorce?4. William V. Fabricius, Karina R. Sokol, Priscila Diaz, and Sanford L. Braver: Father-Child Relationships: The Missing Link between Parenting Time and Children's Mental and Physical Health5. Marsha Kline Pruett, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Philip A. Cowan, Lisa Pradhan, Sarah Robins, and Kyle Pruett: Supporting Father Involvement in the Context of Separation and Divorce6. Bruce M. Smyth, Jennifer E. McIntosh, Robert E. Emery, and Shelby L. Higgs Howarth: Shared Time Parenting: Evaluating the Evidence of Risks and Benefits to Children7. Michael E. Lamb: Critical Analysis of Research on Parenting Plans and Children's Well-BeingSection 4: Children's Disorders That Requires Specialized Parenting8. Rachel Birnbaum, Lucyna M. Lach, and Donald T. Saposnek: Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Parental Separation and Divorce9. Suzanne E.U. Kerns and Ronald J. Prinz: Co-Parenting Children with Attention-aDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Disruptive Behavior DisordersSection 5: Complex Special Issues Affecting Parenting and the Stability: Parent-Child Relationship10. Kathryn Kuehnle, Pamela S. Ludolph, and Sonja P. Brubacher: Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse in Parenting Plan Evaluations: Assessing Children's Memory and Behavior11. Larry Ganong, Marilyn Coleman, and Ashton Chapman: Gatekeeping After Separation and Divorce12. Fernanda S. Rossi, Amy Holtzworth-Munroe, and Brittany N. Rudd: Intimate Partner Violence and Child Custody13. Michael Saini, Janet R. Johnston, Barbara Jo Fidler, and Nicholas Bala: Empirical Studies of Alienation14. Patrick Parkinson, Nicola Taylor, Judith Cashmore, and William G. Austin: Relocation, Research, and Child Custody DisputesSection 6: Cultural and Political Issues15. Gitu Bhatia and Michael Saini: Cultural Dynamics of Divorce and Parenting16. Liza Cohen Hita and Sanford L. Braver: Never Married Parents in Family Court17. Suzanne M. Johnson, Elizabeth O'Connor, and Samantha L. Tornello: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children: Research Relevant to Custody CasesSection 7 Research Applied to Practice18. Marsha Kline Pruett, Robin M. Deutsch, and Leslie Drozd: Considerations for Step-Up Planning: When and How to Determine the "Right" Time19. Lyn Greenberg and Jay Lebow: Putting It All Together: Effective Intervention Planning for Children and FamiliesIndex