Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research

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

Recommendations for Practice, Policy, and Research

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This chapter synthesizes and summarizes the central ideas discussed in this book for change and reform in the understanding and response to cases in which children are resisting contact with a parent in the context of separation or divorce. Topics covered include prevention; interprofessional education and standards for best practices; improving professional collaboration; early identification, screening, triage, and expedited process; detailed and unambiguous parenting plan orders; early and effective case management by one judge; effective enforcement of all court orders; judicial control after a trial; hearing the voice of the child; the further development of interventions; better and more focused access to services; and more and better research.

Keywords: professional collaboration; case management; court orders; interventions; identification; screening; triage; expedited process; parenting plan orders

Chapter.  4847 words. 

Subjects: Criminal and Forensic Psychology

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