Resources for Practitioners

Resources for Practitioners

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YCIDS Topic Guide A brief description of the topics covered in the Young Children in Divorce and Separation (YCIDS) online program for parents
YCIDS for Practitioners Tips for running the YCIDS program in a group forum, and embedding YCIDS into mediation and counselling processes
Because It’s for the Kids eBook (English Version) This little book is a gem of a resource for separated parents, full of wisdom about the effects of parental conflict on children’s development, and on managing post-separation relationships. Now translated into French and German, this eBook is helping parents throughout the world to get onto the same page about co-parenting after separation.
Because It’s for the Kids eBook French Version by International Social Service – Swiss office
Because It’s for the Kids eBook German version by International Social Service – Swiss office
CODIT (Charting Overnight Decisions for Infants and Toddlers): A4 The CODIT is a simple way to consider key questions that helpfully inform decisions about overnight care for very young children (0-3 years) after parental separation. The CODIT is based on a review of current developmental science (Pruett, McIntosh, & Kelly, 2014) and the authors’ consensus about its application to overnight decisions (McIntosh, Pruett, & Kelly, 2014*). The grid from the latter paper has been adapted here for easier use, and a chart has been added, to assist considerations.
CODIT (Charting Overnight Decisions for Infants and Toddlers): US Legal US Legal version
20 Questions for Judges and Mediators A simple list of 20 questions designed for dispute resolution forums, to assist in ensuring parenting plans and orders about very young children are developmentally focused.
Parent Education Group A 20 minute extract of a parent education group, run by Professor McIntosh, using the Because It’s for the Kids flipchart.
McIntosh 2003 – Impacts of Conflict Lecture (Video) A 20 minute lecture by Professor McIntosh, given in 2003 during the Children In Focus Program. Here, McIntosh summarizes the literature at the time regarding the impacts of parental conflict on children, with case illustrations. A powerful and still highly relevant synopsis.
Moloney 2003 – The Case for Child Focused Mediation Lecture (Video)  A 20 minute lecture by Professor Moloney, given in 2003 during the Children In Focus Program. Here, Moloney makes the case for parenting dispute resolution processes to become and remain fundamentally child focused.
Family Law DOORS A link to the Family Law DOORS (Detection of Overall Risk Screen) risk screening tools, framework and training. url