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Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce

Caught in the Middle: Protecting the Children of High-Conflict Divorce

Carla B. Garrity, Mitchell A. Baris

ISBN: 978-0-787-93879-6

Aug 1997, Jossey-Bass

192 pages

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Takes a hard look at the consequences of intense conflict between divorced parents

This book explores both the causes and consequences of high-level, stressful conflict between divorced parents on their children's development. It also provides concrete advice to help parents work together to the benefit of all involved, most importantly the children.

Acknowledgments v

1 Introduction 1

2 Why Work It Out? 11

3 Understanding Conflict Developmentally 29

4 How to Assess Conflict 41

5 Normal Visitation versus Conflict Visitation 51

6 Identifying and Understanding Parental Alienation 65

7 A Comprehensive Intervention Model for Parental Alienation 83

8 Creating a Parenting Plan for High-Conflict Divorce 101

9 Implementing the Parenting Plan 127

Appendix A: Parenting Plan 155

Appendix B: Parenting Checklist 162

Appendix C: Parenting Coordinator Agreement 168

References 173

Bibliography 178

Index 181

"A timely, practical book. It is clearly written; comples family dynamics are well illustrated and made understandable...a valuable source book for legal and mental health professionals, as well as parents themselves." --Janet R. Johnston, Ph.D., Center for the Family in Transition and co-author of Impasses of Divorce