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By Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh Ph.D (auth.), Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh Ph.D (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0387718931

ISBN-13: 9780387718934

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ISBN-13: 9780387718941

Whether assessing basic kinfolk functioning or particular components of clash, execs ordering, undertaking, or reviewing baby custody reviews require sound wisdom of 3 interrelated fields: up-todate criminal concerns, mental findings, and forensic approaches. A finished advisor to baby Custody reviews covers those 3 crucial parts to stroll readers during the evaluate method basically and concisely. This exact interdisciplinary e-book emphasizes expert ethics, children’s mental future health, and transparent verbal exchange between all events as keys to resolving disputes with potency and thoroughness, and minimizing the probabilities of kids and their households getting misplaced in crimson tape.

Among the Guide’s features:

• criminal criteria for custody reviews and recommendations.

• approaches for engaging in custody reviews, with the most recent information on mental checking out, interviewing teenagers, and residential observations.

• guidance for writing: assessment studies, orders for reviews, parenting plans.

• felony and moral criteria for critiquing overview reports.

• present felony and research-based info on exact matters, together with replacement kinfolk preparations, clinical difficulties, baby sexual abuse, estrangement, and parental abduction.

• Reference and source sections offer extra support.

The Guide’s interdisciplinary method may be of necessary relief to forensic psychological overall healthiness execs in carrying out reviews and speaking effects, family members and probate judges in ordering and assessing custody reviews, and relatives legal professionals in figuring out how you can strategy quite a few points of the family members state of affairs, no matter if to request a custody overview, and the way to continue after the custody overview is done.

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In Massachusetts, MODELS AND GUIDELINES • 41 however, I have found that attorneys and social service agencies want evaluations to address issues of parental fitness. Therefore mental health professionals who want to do evaluations in care and protection matters should first ascertain the legal standards in their localities. 10. , 2004; Bow and Quinnell, 2002; Gould 1998, 2006. 4 STANDARDS FOR RESOLUTION OF CUSTODY DISPUTES C ourt battles over custody are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 19th century, wives and children were viewed as a man’s possessions, and the children continued to belong to their father after separation or divorce.

3 MODELS AND GUIDELINES FOR CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS THEMES IN GUIDELINES A number of professional organizations have issued guidelines to ensure that child custody evaluations are done in a thorough, impartial manner that provides the Court with sufficient information to make a decision that is in the best interests of the children involved. 1 VARIATIONS IN CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS The guidelines are the same for all child custody evaluations. Evaluations do vary in their complexity and breadth, however, depending on what information is needed.

9. Condie (2003) reports that in care and protection matters the prevailing legal standard nationwide is the best interests of the child. In Massachusetts, MODELS AND GUIDELINES • 41 however, I have found that attorneys and social service agencies want evaluations to address issues of parental fitness. Therefore mental health professionals who want to do evaluations in care and protection matters should first ascertain the legal standards in their localities. 10. , 2004; Bow and Quinnell, 2002; Gould 1998, 2006.

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