• Law

The Special Needs Child and Divorce

A Practical Guide to Evaluating and Handling Cases
Author: Margaret S. Price
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424928
Category: Law
Page: 343
View: 1289
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.

    • Family & Relationships

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

A Guide for Parents
Author: Margaret Pegi Price
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002846
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 288
View: 8126
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.

    • Law

Estate Planning

Principles and Problems
Author: Wayne M. Gazur,Robert M. Phillips
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454869003
Category: Law
Page: 566
View: 3697
This casebook introduces students to the principles of estate planning and challenges them to analyze simulated client scenarios. Featuring a case-study and problems approach in which the principles of estate planning are first introduced and then demonstrated through student analysis of short exercises and simulated client situations. A forms supplement on a CD is an additional tool for giving students practice with drafting exercises.

    • Family & Relationships

Adoption Law Handbook

Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals
Author: Jennifer Fairfax
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614381150
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 479
View: 4745
Adoption is a process that can require both time and patience. This guide helps you efficiently handle all steps in an adoption case, from consultation through finalization. Jennifer Fairfax, an experienced adoption attorney covers the primary types of adoption, both domestic and international, and examines the full range of issues impacting the adoption process, including the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, special needs, adult, and stepparent adoptions, financing and tax issues, open records, and wrongful adoption.

    • Law

Children, Ethics, and the Law

Professional Issues and Cases
Author: Gerald P. Koocher,Patricia Keith-Spiegel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780803277762
Category: Law
Page: 230
View: 3309
Koocher and Keith-Spiegel introduce the reader to a variety of ethical and legal dilemmas that may arise for mental-health professionals working with children, adolescents, and their families. They offer advice on how to analyze problematic situations and arrive at appropriate decisions. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of more than 130 vignettes drawn from court decisions and actual clinical incidents. Covering such topics as counseling in schools, psychotherapy in private practice, research in university laboratories, and testifying in court, the authors address a broad spectrum of concerns for professionals who attend to the mental health needs of children. Gerald P. Koocher is chief psychologist at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. He is editor of the journal Ethics and Behavior and coauthor, with John E. O’Malley, of The Damocles Syndrome: Psycho-social Consequences of Surviving Childhood Cancer.

    • Family & Relationships

Contemplating Divorce

A Step-by-step Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay Or Go
Author: Susan Pease Gadoua
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245247
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 3099
Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages. This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision. Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua! -John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition. -Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second Journey Making an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not. -Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law An exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike. -Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of TheModernWomansDivorceGuide.com

    • Law

The Forensic Accounting Deskbook

A Practical Guide to Financial Investigation and Analysis for Family Lawyers
Author: Miles Mason
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614380634
Category: Law
Page: 385
View: 827
Making complex accounting terminology easy to understand, this book provides an introduction to the core financial concepts in divorce, such as asset identification, classification and valuation, income determination, and expenses. In clear, accessible language, this book offers step-by-step guidance while also exploring strategic concerns appropriate for high-asset and high-conflict cases. It connects the dots among the interrelated topics of subpoena practice, accounting, depositions, methodology, financial statements, tax returns, testimony, expert reports, and how to effectively use financial data obtained in discovery.

    • Attorney and client

The Complete Guide to Mediation

How to Effectively Represent Your Clients and Expand Your Family Law Practice
Author: Forrest S. Mosten,Elizabeth Potter Scully
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781634250108
Category: Attorney and client
Page: 326
View: 379

    • Law

Creating Effective Parenting Plans


Author: John Hartson,Brenda Payne
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316108
Category: Law
Page: 237
View: 8045
According to these pediatric psychologists, the best interest of the child calls for a developmentally appropriate parenting plan-that is, custody that accurately reflects the child's physical and psychological development. Even now this concept often faces courtroom challenges as it can conflict with the traditional lawyer-client relationship. This book explores developing alternate parenting schedules (or custody) with the child's best interest and developmental needs considered first.

    • Family & Relationships

Divorce Poison

Protecting the Parent/Child Bond from a Vindictive Ex
Author: Dr. Richard A. Warshak
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006198423X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 7845
Your ex-spouse is bad-mouthing you to your children, perhaps even trying to turn them against you. If you handle the situation ineffectively, you could lose your children's respect, their affection—even, in extreme cases, contact with them. Backed by twenty-five years of experience in helping families, Dr. Richard Warshak presents powerful strategies for dealing with everything from tainted parent-child relationships in which children are disrespectful or reluctant to show their affection to disturbances in which children virtually disown an entire side of the family. Divorce Poison offers advice on how to: Recognize early warning signs of trouble React if your children refuse to see you Respond to rude and hateful behavior Avoid the seven most common errors made by rejected parents This groundbreaking work gives parents powerful strategies to preserve and rebuild loving relationships with their children and provides legal and mental-health professionals with practical advice to help their clients and ensure the welfare of children.

    • Family & Relationships

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 103
View: 5301
We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

    • Education

Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544935314
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 1999
From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)

    • Medical

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People:

Progress and Possibilities
Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth and Families,Committee on the Prevention of Mental Disorders and Substance Abuse Among Children, Youth and Young Adults: Research Advances and Promising Interventions,Institute of Medicine,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309126746
Category: Medical
Page: 560
View: 7324
Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs of treatment for mental health and addictive disorders, which create an enormous burden on the affected individuals, their families, and society, have stimulated increasing interest in prevention practices that can impede the onset or reduce the severity of the disorders. Prevention practices have emerged in a variety of settings, including programs for selected at-risk populations (such as children and youth in the child welfare system), school-based interventions, interventions in primary care settings, and community services designed to address a broad array of mental health needs and populations. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People updates a 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, focusing special attention on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Researchers, such as those involved in prevention science, mental health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, health, child and youth development, as well as policy makers involved in state and local mental health, substance abuse, welfare, education, and justice will depend on this updated information on the status of research and suggested directions for the field of mental health and prevention of disorders.

    • Law

How to Build and Manage a Family Law Practice


Author: Mark A. Chinn
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590316955
Category: Law
Page: 238
View: 5816
Tips, strategies, tactics, forms, and real-word advice for starting - or building - a family law practice. Written by a successful and happy family lawyer, this book explains the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in a challenging area of the law. It takes a no-nonsense approach in explaining the most critical issues for developing a successful career. Examples and practice tips show how to gain experience, understand the business aspects of a practice, develop and maintain the ideal client mix, and manage staff and finances. CD-ROM with forms and related materials.

    • Children

Young Children's Citizenship

Ideas Into Practice
Author: Carolyne Willow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children
Page: 180
View: 590
This report sets out a vision for recognising and respecting children's citizenship, and explores ways in which this concept can be built into everyday practices and relationships between adults and young children. The two core papers in the report review currents developments in including young children in discussion and decision making. Willow surveys over 100 public sector initiatives that involved children of primary school age and reflects upon their effectiveness. Marchant and Kirby focus on how to build participation into routine interactions between adults and children in every day settings so that it is not simply 'tacked on' to organisational structures. In the concluding section, the report considers a range of practical issues that need to be addressed if citizenship for young children is to be more effectively integrated into professional policy and practice.

    • Psychology

Suicide by Security Blanket, and Other Stories from the Child Psychiatry Emergency Service: What Happens to Children with Acute Mental Illness


Author: Laura M. Prager M.D.,Abigail Louise Donovan M.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313399506
Category: Psychology
Page: 115
View: 4967
This book offers a unique glimpse into the startlingly complex world of acute children's psychiatry through 12 chapters, each inspired by the actual visit of a child in psychiatric crisis to one of the most well-known psychiatric emergency rooms in the nation.

    • Social Science

Parenting Matters

Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Category: Social Science
Page: 524
View: 2731
Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Marriages End. Families Don't. Divorce Wisely

The Essential Handbook for Navigating the Process of Divorce
Author: Suzanne E Grandchamp
Publisher: Suzanne E. Grandchamp, P.A.
ISBN: 9780996403207
Category:
Page: 232
View: 1711
Divorce Wisely is the comprehensive guide for anyone contemplating divorce or currently divorcing. Easy to read, this book will assist you in evaluating whether your marriage may be headed toward divorce. It also provides the information you need to navigate the legal, financial, emotional, and personal growth aspects of divorce. It answers all the scary questions that keep you up at night: What will happen to my kids? What's the process like and what can I expect? How do I find a divorce attorney? What are the basic legal principles I must know? How do I move beyond being an emotional train wreck? How do I pay for a divorce? Why am I going through this and what's to be learned? Plus much, much more. Divorce Wisely is a compass. Whether you are in the middle of divorce, or are just contemplating the prospect, this book will help you find your way. Written by a compassionate divorce attorney, Divorce Wisely will empower you with the resources you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.

    • Social Science

Coercive Control

How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life
Author: Evan Stark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190288523
Category: Social Science
Page: 464
View: 7026
One of the most important books ever written on domestic violence, Coercive Control breaks through entrenched views of physical abuse that have ultimately failed to protect women. Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism and hostage-taking. Drawing on court records, interviews, and FBI statistics, Stark details coercive strategies that men use to deny women their very personhood, from "beeper games" to food logs to micromanaging dress, speech, sexual activity, and work. Stark urges us to move beyond the injury model and focus on the real victimization that allows men to violate women's human rights with impunity. Provocative and brilliantly argued, Coercive Control reframes abuse as a liberty crime rather than a crime of assault and points the way to bringing "real" equality for women in line with their formal rights to personhood and citizenship, freedom and safety.