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In the Name of the Child A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and Violent Divorce

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ISBN-10: 0826111270

ISBN-13: 9780826111272

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Janet R. Johnston, Vivienne Roseby, Kathryn Kuehnle

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This edition brings together extensive research and clinical experience to examine the immediate and longer-term effects of high-conflict divorce on children. The authors trace the developmental problems affecting very young children through adolescence, studying the impact of family violence and the dynamics of parental alienation.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 486
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Problem and the Challenge
The Family Crucible of High-Conflict and Violent Divorce
The Prism and Prison of the Child
The Development of Children and Youth in High-Conflict Families
Infants and Toddlers: Problems in Separation-Individuation
Preschoolers: Separation, Gender and Sexualized Anxiety
School-age Children: The Struggle to Feel Lovable, Good, and Competent
Adolescents: Toward Resolution or Stalemate
Young Adults: Struggling with the Legacy
Interventions on Behalf of Children in High-Conflict and Violent Divorce
Building Multidisciplinary Partnerships Between the Family Court and the Community
Co-Parenting Counseling and Parent Coordination
Treatment of Children in Conflicted and Violent Families
Special Issues in Difficult Custody-Disputing Families
Domestic Violence: Differential Assessment and Parenting Plans
Parental Abduction: Risk Factors and Preventive Interventions
Parental Alignments and Alienation: Differential Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions
Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in Custody Disputes
Appendix
Guidelines for Initial Assessment
Summary of Empirical Studies
Publications of Research Findings
References
Index