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NCJ Number: 171514 Find in a Library
Title: Analysis of Family Dynamics in Child Custody Cases (From Psychology, Law, and Criminal Justice: International Developments in Research and Practice, P 231-239, 1996, Graham Davies, Sally Lloyd-Bostock, et al., eds. - See NCJ-171507)
Author(s): H L Collier
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: This article presents an analysis of family dynamics in child custody cases.
Abstract: The article describes in detail procedures for evaluating parents during custody proceedings, including collecting data on their marriage and divorce, employment information and personal history. Other areas of interest include: self perception, education, parenting values, medical/health attitudes, meeting the child's emotional needs, ideation, extracurricular activities/lessons, daily management style, teaching responsibility, discipline, religious training, acquisition of parenting skills, attitude toward counseling, and addictive behaviors. The article also describes a procedure for evaluating children during custody proceedings. Children are evaluated using a semi-structured interview consisting of discussions about school, grade level, teacher, liked and disliked subjects, preferred peers, activities at school and in the neighborhood, siblings, parents, self-description, and psychological testing. The article describes a family evaluation summary, based on the evaluations, that would be prepared for review with the parents, the lawyers, and the court. References
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Child custody; Child welfare; Divorce mediation; Domestic relations; Family crisis; Home environment; Marital problems; Mediators; Parent-Child Relations
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