Barbara Jo Fidler, Nicholas Bala and Michael A. Saini

in Children Who Resist PostSeparation Parental Contact

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895496
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980086 | DOI:

Series: American Psychology-Law Society


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This chapter focuses on prevention to avert parent-child contact problems from becoming more severe. A number of prevention approaches, strategies, and programs have been developed to address different levels of severity of parent-child contact problems. These are generally separated into three different categories of prevention, each with their unique focus and target groups: primary prevention focuses on the entire population who may be at risk of parent-child contact problems after separation; secondary prevention targets children and parents who have been identified at greater risk of becoming involved in alienation; and tertiary prevention targets children and families involved in more severe levels of parental alienating behaviors.

Keywords: parent-child contact problems; secondary prevention; primary prevention; tertiary prevention

Chapter.  3801 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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