Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals


The seminal work on the integrated model of Parenting Coordination, an approach which utilizes structured interventions and an appropriate team of professionals to maximize effectiveness, efficiency, and costs.

Parenting Coordination is a child-centered process for conflicted divorced and divorcing parents. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) makes decisions to help high-conflict parents who cannot agree to parenting decisions on their own. This professional text serves as a training manual for use in all states and provinces which utilize Parenting Coordination, addressing the intervention process and the science that supports it.

The text offers up-to-date research, a practical guide for training, service provision, and references to relevant research for quality parenting coordination practice. Specifically, this book describes the integrated model of Parenting Coordination, including the Parent Coordinator’s professional role, responsibilities, protocol for service, and ethical guidelines.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: Parenting Coordination: The Integrated Model

Chapter Two: Parenting Coordination Procedures

Chapter Three: Getting Started

Chapter Four: Developing an Intervention Strategy

Chapter Five: Conflict Analysis, Transformation, and Containment

Chapter Six: Strategies to Disengage from Conflict

Chapter Seven:  Strategies to Build Consensus

Chapter Eight: Parenting Plans:  Using Research as a Guide

Chapter Nine: Intervention Strategies for Families with Special Challenges

Chapter Ten: Managing the Parenting Coordination Process


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