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Child custody evaluations by social workers understanding the five stages of custody by Ken Lewis

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Published by NASW Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Expert Evidence,
  • Custody of children,
  • Evaluation,
  • Social workers,
  • Legal status, laws

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementKen Lewis
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF547 .L49 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 90 p. ;
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24901643M
ISBN 109780871013873
LC Control Number2009017718

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The arrival of Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody fills what was previously a void in the child welfare literature by defining the parameters of child custody and advocating the use of a stages model to conduct custody evaluations.. Because social workers understand the significance of ecological models and holistic practices . Press Release July 7, Washington DC – The NASW Press has released Child Custody Evaluations by Social Workers: Understanding the Five Stages of Custody, a first-of-its-kind book offering advice to professional social workers on how to conduct custody Lewis, PhD, wrote this guide defining the parameters of the five stages of child custody for . In Conducting Scientifically Crafted Child Custody Evaluations, author Jonathan W. Gould compiles the literature on child custody evaluation into a coherent, logically integrated format that can be applied directly to empirically based book represents state-of-the-art forensic techniques in the rapidly changing field of child custody evaluation. Sensible, lucid, and insightful, this book is an important contribution to our understanding of how child custody evaluations are conducted and an excellent resource for psychologists, evaluators, social workers, family court and private mediators, judges, attorneys, and graduate students.

Get this from a library! Child custody evaluations by social workers: understanding the five stages of custody. [Ken Lewis] -- "The arrival of [book title] fills what was previously a void in the child welfare literature by defining the parameters of child custody and advocating the use of a stages model to conduct custody. The Maryland judiciary's family law division only employs CLINICIANS to perform child custody evaluations. These clinicians are social workers to boot - the bottom of the barrel. To reiterate, the facts involved in the completely adversarial and contested child custody case involving my daughter are an extreme set of by:   In domestic cases, there may be a number of experts that are called upon to testify during a hearing. For example, a doctor may testify about a child’s medical condition, a CPA may testify about the value of a business, or a clinical psychologist may testify about a custody evaluation performed.. However, there are limitations to who is an expert and what witnesses . This workshop was designed to aid licensed mental health professionals (i.e., clinical mental health counselors, clinical social workers, clinical and counseling psychologists, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and psychiatric nurse practitioners) in expanding their knowledge in the specialty area of child custody.

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.   WHY CHILD-CUSTODY EVALUATIONS MAY BE DETRIMENTAL At present, ordering a child-custody evaluation is a gamble, in terms of the evaluator, the evaluation, and the potential for harm to children. Allen Frances & Dayle K. Jones, Should Social Workers Use Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5?, 24 RES. SOC. WORK PRAC. Child custody evaluations by social workers: understanding the five stages of custody / Ken Lewis. KF L49 Child support guidelines in divorce proceedings: a manual / James C. MacDonald, Ann C. Wilton. 1. The purpose of the evaluation is to assist in determining the psychological best interests of the child. Rationale: The extensive clinical training of psychologists equips them to investigate a substantial array of conditions, statuses and capacities. When conducting child custody evaluations, psychologists are expected to focus on factors that pertain specifically to the .