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Assessment

Psychological testing and assessment of families is an essential part of a parenting evaluator’s job, as well as important for informing clinicians on how to approach treatment. What types of …

Family Systems Therapy

We learned about family systems earlier in this course, and this approach is important to use when providing support and intervention for families that have separated. Dr. Toni Schindler Zimmerman …

Shared parenting

In many parts of the world, shared parenting plans, which entail equal or nearly equal parenting time with both parents, are becoming the norm and law. For example, since 1995, …

Parenting Plans

There are many details that must go into a well-written parenting plan. It is important to understand that even if you cover all the topics in your plan, we learned …

Convention of the Rights of the Child

In 1989, the United Nations held a Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was the first legally binding treaty of international law to protect the rights of the …

Parental alienation

Parental alienating behaviors are behaviors that a parental figure does to harm or damage the relationship between their child and the other parent, and to hurt the other parental figure …

Estrangement

Estrangement has been defined in numerous ways; typically it has been defined as the negative quality of a relationship between two people, and the decision by at least one family …

Co-parenting and Parallel Parenting

Although separation and divorce can alleviate some of the conflict between parents, they still must continue to parent their children afterwards. There are two ways that this can be managed, …

Parenting time and decision-making

When parents decide to separate or divorce, they have many decisions to make such as how their property will be distributed and how they will care for their children. Parenting …

When should parents seek help?

Conflicts are not always managed well, and it is important to know when to seek outside assistance. In this interview with Dr. Meara Faw, she explains how to know when …

Couple’s and/or Family Counseling

There are many types of interventions that are effective in helping family member’s relationships become and/or remain healthy. Due to the high rates of divorce across many parts of the …

Conflict Resolution and Children

There are many ways that conflicts can be handled in families, some constructive and some destructive. In this interview with Dr. Meara Faw, we will learn about what families often …

Conflict resolution

Learning how to handle conflicts is a very important developmental task for children, particularly teenagers as they start to gain greater independence from their family. The family environment is the …