The Special Needs Child and Divorce

Author: Margaret S. Price
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424928
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examines what can be done to make the family court system work better for special needs children and their families, in a text with sample forms, resource materials, and contact information for organizations and state agencies.

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Author: Margaret Pegi Price
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002846
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Going through a divorce is always tough, but when a child with special needs is involved it can be especially challenging. This book takes a clear and comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses all of the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. The author guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome for all concerned. From agreeing upon child custody arrangements that meet the particular needs of the child, to making provision for child support payments, gathering together the documentation needed to prove a case, and dealing with financial issues such as debts and property distribution, no aspect of divorce is left uncovered. A set of checklists is included to ensure that parents consider everything they need to, and the book concludes with a useful list of further resources. Written by an experienced family lawyer who went through her own divorce when her son, who has autism, was six, this book offers much-needed guidance to divorcing parents of children with a variety of special needs.

Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

Author: Philip M. Stahl
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412974348
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book is a combination of two previously published books by Phil Stahl/Sage, Conducting Child Custody Evaluations and Complex Issues in Child Custody Evaluations. The book was written as a guide to help students and practitioners walk through the process of conducting a child custody evaluation, a critical skill for a variety of mental health practitioners. The book will cover the mental health expert's many possible roles as a therapist, mediator, evaluator, consultant to attorneys, expert witness, and more. It also address the best interest of the child, legal custody and time share, divorce and its impact on children, and children's developmental needs. The second part takes a step-by-step approach on how to conduct the evaluation, including how to work with children and parents, psychological testing, and writing up the report. The final part, complex issues, draws from the 1999 book, and covers issues such as domestic violence, non-violent high-conflict homes, relocation, special needs children, substance abuse, cultural issues and the alienated child. The author's writing style is friendly and easy to read, making complex material easy to comprehend and implement.

Parenting After Divorce

Author: Philip Michael Stahl
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 9781886230842
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presenting a perspective on divorce and how it affects children, this guide includes chapters on how conflicts affect your child, it's time for a truce, parenting plans, dealing with special problems, and what your child really thinks.

Case Management in Healthcare

Author: Peggy Rossi
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: 9780721671758
Format: PDF, ePub
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This hands-on manual covers the increasingly important area of case management in comprehensive, up-to-the-minute detail! It not only offers the field's most clinically focused coverage of the subject, but also provides practical details on a range of specific diagnoses. CASE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE focuses on the case management processes, interventions, and collaborations that are vital to guiding patients through the continuum of care. This book emphasizes the how-tos needed in specific clinical situations. It also prepares students to manage the pitfalls and barriers that are frequently encountered in practice.

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven N. Sparta
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195145844
Format: PDF
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This volume provides essential knowledge and practical suggestions for conducting forensic mental health evaluations of children and adolescents. A wide range of assessment problems are described, along with discussions about measurement techniques and forensic issues related to minors.

The Child Custody Book

Author: James W. Stewart
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 9781886230279
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"It is almost always in your children's best interest to settle a case--with or without mediation--rather than to litigate in court," said Judge Stewart. His book fully, clearly, and concisely explains the process of court child custody litigation. It shows how custody decisions are made, what can be expected at each stage of the process, and how parents can insure that their abilities are clearly presented to persons with influence over the custody decision. Itis intended to eliminate surprises that could lead to costly mistakes along the way. Parents who settle custody disputes out of court will not only save tens of thousands of dollars, but will have avoided the rancor and hostility of a custody trial that makes future cooperation in raising the children almost impossible. With help from a capable and experienced attorney, this book will allow the reader to present her/his case for custody in its best possible light. A must-read for divorcing parents, custody evaluators, family psychologists, and marriage and family therapists.