The following links and resources are tailored for family law and child protection professionals:

American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law    www.abanet.org/child


Family Way Newsletter, 2008

Infant Mental Health and Family Law: Questions Every Lawyer Should Ask about Infants in Child Protection Hearings

http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters/pdf/fam-cprotect.pdf


Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

Guidelines for the Comprehensive Assessment of Infants and Their Parents in the Child Welfare System ($24.00 USD)


 http://www.mi-aimh.org/    (click on products, then publications, then scroll down the page)


Royal Society Summary Report on Brain Development

Royal Society report on brain dev.pdf



Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Attachment 101 for Attorneys: Implications for Infant Placement Decisions
http://www.scu.edu/ethics/publications/other/lawreview/attachment101.html


Society for Judgment and Decision Making  www.sjdm.org


Vox Judicia, 2007

In the Best Interests of the Infant (page 8)
http://www.cba.org/ABC/Forum_des_Juges/pdf/voxmay07rev.pdf


Zero To Three Court Teams www.zerotothree.org/courtteams


HANDOUTS


Statistics Handout

Statistics Handout.docx


Ulysses Agreement Information Booklet

http://www.bcss.org/wp-content/uploads/Ulysses_Agreements.pdf


Ulysses Agreement Form

  1. Fillable Microsoft Word 2007 version: Ulysses Agreement Blank – adult

  2. Adobe pdf (portable document format): Ulysses Agreement Blank – adult


Functional Assessment Questions

Functional Parenting Assessment.docx


Functional Assessment of Mentally Ill Parents

Parenting Assessment Psychiatric Diagnosis.pdf


Summary of Common Biases and Errors

Summary of Common Biases and Errors.docx


Eileen Munro Paper on Reasoning Errors in Child Protection

Munro Protecting Children in an Anxious Society.pdf

Errors in Reasoning_Munro_CA&N_1999[1].pdf



Parenting and Divorce Resources



Talking to Very Young Children about divorce

http://main.zerotothree.org/site/DocServer/ONE_PAGE_FINAL_5-14-12.pdf?docID=13461


Discipline and divorce issues

http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/social-emotional-development/divorce-and-discipline.html


Grandparents

http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/grandparents/divorce-final.pdf


A Parental Guide to making Child-Focused Parenting Time Decisions

http://www.mncourts.gov/documents/0/Public/Court_Information_Office/PARENTING_TIME_PAMPHLET.pdf



Children's books about divorce:

Ages 2 - 5

Let’s Talk About It: Divorce, Fred Rogers

Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce, Cornelia Maude Spelman

Two Homes, Claire Masurel

Was It the Chocolate Pudding:  A Story for Little Kids About Divorce, Bryan Langdo

Standing on My Own Two Feet: A Child's Affirmation of Love in the Midst of Divorce, Tamara Schmitz

Dinosaurs Divorce, Marc Brown

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, Vicki Lansky

My Family’s Changing:  A First Look at Family Break-Up, Pat Thomas

I Have Two Homes, Marian DeSmet

Ages 5+

Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?  A Story of Divorce, Carol Gordon Ekster



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