Caught in the Middle

Examines conflict between divorcing parents and offers advice on reaching an amicable resolution--for the children's benefit

Caught in the Middle

Examines conflict between divorcing parents and offers advice on reaching an amicable resolution--for the children's benefit

Defusing the High Conflict Divorce

Child custody mediation and litigation: Parents' satisfaction and functioning a year after settlement. ... Divorce mediation: Research and reflections. ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce.

Defusing the High Conflict Divorce

DEFUSING THE HIGH-CONFLICT DIVORCE is a practical guide for therapists, attorneys, social workers, clergy, custody evaluators, and others who work with angry divorcing couples. The book offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and "defusing" their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles.

Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

It is the high conflict, rather than the divorce, that harms the children.11 Bitter, contentious divorcing parents provide the most ... the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce 19 (New York: Lexington Books, 1994).

Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Offers expert comparative analysis of the child's best interests within the context of Article 3 of the UNCRC.

The Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High Conflict Divorce

Gardner, R. A. (2002). Response to Kelly/Johnston article. Speak Out for Children, 17(2), 6-10. Garrity, C. and Baris, M. (1994). Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

The Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High Conflict Divorce

Develop a Parent Coordination program and minimize high stress for children of divorce!This book offers a practical model for psychotherapists working as parent coordinators in collaboration with the Courts. The Psychotherapist As Parent Coordinator in High-Conflict Divorce: Strategies and Techniques provides professionals with an understanding of high-conflict divorce and its impact on children and families. This comprehensive guide lays out a step by step roadmap with tools and directives to help therapists develop and market a parent coordination practice. In The Psyc.

Parenting Coordination

In 1994, two psychologists from a high conflict study group in Colorado, Carla Garrity and Mitchell A. Baris, published a book entitled Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High Conflict Divorce where the idea of developing ...

Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination is a child-centered process for conflicted divorced and divorcing parents. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) makes decisions to help high-conflict parents who cannot agree to parenting decisions on their own. This professional text serves as a training manual for use in all states and provinces which utilize Parenting Coordination, addressing the intervention process and the science that supports it. The text offers up-to-date research, a practical guide for training, service provision, and references to relevant research for quality parenting coordination practice. Specifically, this book describes the integrated model of Parenting Coordination, including the Parent Coordinator's professional role, responsibilities, protocol for service, and ethical guidelines.

Interparental Conflict and Child Development

... A. L. Vangelisti ( Eds . ) , Explaining family interactions ( pp . 206-231 ) . Thousand Oaks , CA : Sage . Garrity , C. B. , & Baris , M. A. ( 1997 ) . Caught in the middle : Protecting the children of high - conflict divorce .

Interparental Conflict and Child Development

Investigates impact of interparental conflict on children.

Divorce Casualties

Caught in the middle: Protecting the children in highconflict divorce. New York: Lexington Books. Gardner, R. A. (1985). Recent trends in divorce and custody litigation. Academy Forum (a publication of the American Academy of ...

Divorce Casualties

Some parents consciously, blatantly, and even maliciously denigrate their ex-spouse through negative comments and actions. Others simply sigh or tense up at the mention of the targeted parent, causing guilt and anxiety in the children. The result is a child full of hate, fear, and rejection toward an unknowing and often undeserving parent. Exploring issues such as secrecy, spying, false accusations, threats and discipline, Divorce Casualties recognizes the often subtle causes of alienation, teaching you to prevent or minimize its damaging effects on your children. Dr. Darnall's practical techniques for understanding the effects of alienation, including characteristics of alienators, symptoms of alienators, a self-report inventory and exercises, and real-life examples, will help even the most well-intentioned of parents renew their commitment to helping their child maintain a healthy, happy relationship with both parents.

Divorce Casualties

High conflict people in legal disputes. ... Appraisals of marital conflict and children's adjustment, health, and physiological reactivity. ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children in high-conflict divorce.

Divorce Casualties

Draws on updated research to explain how to protect the well-being of children of divorced parents by minimizing their exposure to parental conflicts, in a new edition that also stresses the importance of both parents taking an active part in the caregiving process. Original.

Parenting through Divorce

Helping Your Children Thrive During and After the Split Lisa René Reynolds. Books Garrity, Carla and Mitchell Baris. Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce. New York: Lexington Books, 1994.

Parenting through Divorce

Divorce has devastating effects on children. Yet for divorcing parents who carefully consider and manage the intricacies associated with this difficult time, both parents, as seen from the child’s perspective, can remain as loving and supportive as they ever were. Parenting Through Divorce concisely lays out the specific emotions and reactions parents need to anticipate from their children while going through separation, divorce, and its aftermath. Rather than weighing parents down with complicated plans, confusing information, and legal terminology, this book takes a commonsense approach, providing readers in a state of emotional distress with the practical, down-to-earth advice they need to sensibly and comfortingly guide their children through this often-painful process. Covering the most common mistakes divorcing parents tend to make, as well as addressing special issues that come up for kids of different age groups, this book helps you retain a strong, healthy, and loving environment for your child, even in the midst of change. This is a much-needed repository of wisdom and practical counsel for any family going through a time of heightened feelings and fragile relationships.

Handbook of Children in the Legal System

Children resisting post separation contact with a parent: Concepts, controversies, and conundrums. Family Court Review, 48, ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce. San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass.

Handbook of Children in the Legal System

This handbook brings together the relevant literature on children and their developmental characteristics, the legal venues in which they may appear, and the systemic issues practitioners must consider to provide a thorough guide to working with children in the legal system. Featuring contributions from leading mental health and legal experts, chapters start with an overview and history of the juvenile justice system along with discussion of critical developmental areas imperative to consider for work with children, and idiosyncratic issues that arise. The book ends with a case presentation section that illustrates the varied roles and venues in which children appear in the legal system. An extended bibliography provides additional resources and literature to investigate specific topics in greater length. This accessible and useable guide is designed to appeal to a broad range of people encountering children in the legal system, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, attorneys, and judges. It will also benefit professions such as law enforcement as well as probation officers, child protective workers, school personnel, and medical personnel.

Practising Social Work Research

The manual for the child behaviour checklist and revised child behaviour profile. New York: Queen City Printers. Achenbach, T., McConaughy, S., ... middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce. Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan.

Practising Social Work Research

Research skills are as critical to social work practitioners as skills in individual and group counselling, policy analysis, and community development. Adopting strategies similar to those used in direct practice courses, this book integrates research with social work practice, and in so doing promotes an understanding and appreciation of the research process. This second edition of Practising Social Work Research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods. Six are new to this edition, and examine research with First Nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics. Through these real-life examples, the authors demonstrate the processes of conceptualization, operationalization, sampling, data collection and processing, and implementation. Designed to help the student and practitioner become more comfortable with research procedures, Practising Social Work Research capitalizes on the strengths that social work students bring to assessment and problem solving.

PARENTAL ALIENATION

Divorce wars: Interventions with families in conflict. Washington, DC: American Psychological ... Child maltreatment and endangerment in the context of divorce. ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce.

PARENTAL ALIENATION

Parental Alienation: The Handbook for Mental Health and Legal Professionals is the essential “how to” manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also need to know where to go to find the latest material on a topic. Having this material within arm’s reach will avoid lengthy and time-consuming online research. For legal professionals who must ground their arguments in well thought out motions and repeated citations to case precedent, ready access to state or province specific legal citations spanning thirty-five years of parental alienation cases is provided here for the first time in one place. • Over 1000 Bibliographic Entries• 500 Cases Examined• 25 Sample Motions in MS Word Format* *Note: The eBook version contains the additional supplemental materials in PDF format only. It does not contain the MS Word formatted sample motions.

Evaluation for Child Custody

Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high conflict divorce. New York: Lexington Books. Bathurst, K., Gottfried, A., & Gottfried, A. (1997). Normative data for the MMPI-2 in child custody litigation. Psychological Assessment ...

Evaluation for Child Custody

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. This series presents up-to-date information on the most important and frequently conducted forms of FMHA. The 19 topical volumes address best approaches to practice for particular types of evaluation in the criminal, civil, and juvenile/family areas. Each volume contains a thorough discussion of the relevant legal and psychological concepts, followed by a step-by-step description of the assessment process from preparing for the evaluation to writing the report and testifying in court.Volumes include the following helpful features:- Boxes that zero in on important information for use in evaluations- Tips for best practice and cautions against common pitfalls- Highlighting of relevant case law and statutes- Separate list of assessment tools for easy reference- Helpful glossary of key terms for the particular topicIn making recommendations for best practice, authors consider empirical support, legal relevance, and consistency with ethical and professional standards. These volumes offer invaluable guidance for anyone involved in conducting or using forensic evaluations.Child custody cases represent one of the most complex areas of forensic mental health assessment. The evaluations are highly specialized, requiring expertise in child development and psychopathology and a thorough understanding of the professional and ethical guidelines for child custody evaluations. This volume, written by two child custody examiners with years of experience and an exceptional depth of understanding of the area, synthesizes the highest quality of work in the field to articulate the best practices for these evaluations based upon professional guidelines, law, and research.

Practicing Social Justice

Perhaps then the balance between children's needs and those of their parents will be restored. REFERENCES Ahrons, C. (1994). The good divorce. ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce.

Practicing Social Justice

Examine new research and innovative programs targeted to serve vulnerable populations! This collection highlights innovative programs and interventions targeted toward underserved, vulnerable, and marginalized populations, including the homeless, immigrants, refugees, female ex-offenders, people with developmental disabilities who are entering the criminal justice system, homicidal youth, and children whose parents are involved in high-conflict custody disputes. In addition, Practicing Social Justice raises critical questions on how society should justly provide for the economic well-being of our most valuable human asset—our children—with an incisive look at the Temporary Aid for Needy Families legislation and its long-term impact on disadvantaged children. This book also evaluates the Bridges Across Racial Polarization Programs® and explores a wide selection of important social justice issues that the social workers of today and tomorrow need to understand. Specifically, this well-referenced book: details the mission and guiding principles of the Emmet and Mary Doerr Center for Social Justice at the Saint Louis University School of Social Service, with a focus on the Center's innovative partnered approach examines nine models/theories of justice with varying philosophical, sectarian, and nonsectarian orientations illustrates innovative approaches to community economic development for previously neglected poor communities, including an inclusive community plan structured to bring about home ownership, macro-enterprises, and the accumulation of capital through savings documents the rise of homelessness in the state of Missouri—in spite of an unprecedented period of economic growth and general prosperity explores social justice concerns for immigrants and refugees entering the United States, with a focus on providing positive community commitment and response describes an empowering, strengths-based program that can help female ex-offenders to find and develop support from the community champions the social rights of people with developmental disabilities who are entering the criminal justice system proposes systemic reform for homicidal youth in terms of prevention, intervention, and remediation describes a program designed to provide a safe environment for the supervised visitation of children in high-conflict custody disputes, providing security for both parents and children advocates for innovative inpatient-staff participatory decision-making in mental health hospitals, offering an approach designed to increase patient control over decisions directly affecting their well-being and more!

Beyond Divorce Casualties

Divorce casualties: Understanding parental alienation. ... Motivational models for spontaneous renunciation with the alienated child: part II. ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children in high-conflict divorce.

Beyond Divorce Casualties

The companion to Darnall's bestselling Divorce Casualties, Beyond Divorce Casualties is a workbook for severely alienated children and their parents. The book describes the how and why of unification therapy, how to prepare for reunification, how to effectively work with attorneys, mediators, parent coordinators and counselors, and even how to say "goodbye" if reunification is not possible. This book also provides many real life examples of alienating behavior, exercises, and specific instructions for how to change your feelings and behavior. Importantly, the book's underlying assumption is that you have the power to change even if you have no power to change the other parent.

Divorce and Children

The Relationship Rights of Children. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2012. Beyond the Best Interests of the Child.

Divorce and Children

This book explores issues pertaining to divorce and children, including children's rights in divorce, custody and visitation decisions, the duties of the parents during divorce, and blended families. Essays debate each issue, allowing readers to think critically while learning new information.

Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood

Focusing on children's developmental, social and psychological needs, instead of the parents' power struggles and grievances, ... see Jane Ellis, Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High Conflict Divorce, 22 N.Y.U. Rev.

Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood

There are few areas of public policy in the Western world where there is as much turbulence as in family law. Often the disputes are seen in terms of an endless war between the genders. Reviewing developments over the last 30 years in North America, Europe and Australasia, Patrick Parkinson argues that, rather than just being about gender, the conflicts in family law derive from the breakdown of the model on which divorce reform was predicated in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Experience has shown that although marriage may be freely dissoluble, parenthood is not. Dealing with the most difficult issues in family law, this book charts a path for law reform that recognizes that the family endures despite the separation of parents, while allowing room for people to make a fresh start and prioritizing the safety of all concerned when making decisions about parenting after separation.

Encyclopedia of Human Development

Many parents find that helping a child handle angry feelings, especially anger at the parent, is a particularly daunting task. Parents should help children ... Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce.

Encyclopedia of Human Development

The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Caught in the middle: Protecting the children of high-conflict divorce. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Haley, J. (1984). Ordeal therapy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Mathis, R. D. (1998). Couples from hell: Undifferentiated spouses in ...

Therapeutic Family Mediation

Designed as a practical hands-on manual or text for students and professors of social work, Therapeutic Family Mediation will also prove highly useful to mental health practitioners, legal professionals and mediators, couples going through divorce, and community workers specializing in family services. Key Features: Guides the reader through the authors' five-step model: Intake/Assessment, Pre-Mediation, Negotiation, Termination, and Follow-Up Outlines the use of parenting plans and financial plans Explores patterns of conflict and monetary issues Explains the process of drafting contracts Provides the tools necessary for assisting high-conflict couples and culturally diverse couples