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Posted in Uncategorized by abatteredmother on April 14, 2011

GOVERNMENT RESOURCES

Click here: Family law domestic violence benchbooks

 

To read the 2010 report to the National Institute of Justice of the U.S. Department of Justice:

  • Custody Evaluations When There Are Allegations of Domestic Violence: Practices, Beliefs and Recommendations of Professional Evaluators” Executive Summary,  please click here.

To read the 2009 report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics and associated slides:

  • Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties” Report, please click here.
  • State Court Processing Statistics: Prosecution Policy Considerations” Slides, please click here.
  • Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Cases in Large Urban Counties” Slides to accompany report, please click here.

To read the 2006 report (513 pages) from the U.S. Department of Justice, “Development and Validation of a Coercive Control Measure for Intimate Partner Violence: Final Technical Report” by Mary Ann Dutton, Lisa Goodman and R. James Schmidt, please click here.

To read the report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “Child Witnesses to Domestic Violence: Summary of State Laws” (current through November 2009), please click here.

To read the “Elkins Family Law Task Force: Final Report and Recommendations” by the Elkins Family Law Task Force (California), Hon. Laurie D. Zelon, Chair, please click here.

To read “Allegations of Child Abuse in the Context of Parental Separation: A Discussion Paper” for the Family, Children and Youth Section, Department of Justice Canada by Nicholas M.C. Bala, et. al., please click here.


PUBLICATIONS FROM PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases (2009)” by National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Department, please click here.

“Navigating Custody & Visitation Evaluations in Cases with Domestic Violence: A Judge’s Guide” by Clare Dalton LLM, et.al. (NCJFCJ, 2006), please click here.

Parental Alienation Syndrome Debunked by the National District Attorney’s Association – Part One

Parental Alienation Syndrome Debunked by the National District Attorney’s Association – Part Two

10 Myths About Custody and Domestic Violence and How to Counter Them” by The American Bar Association’s Committee on Domestic Violence, please clickhere.

Domestic Violence & The Courtroom: Understanding the Problem…Knowing the Victim” by the American Judges Association, please click here.


REPORT OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON VIOLENCE AND THE FAMILY: ISSUES AND DILEMMAS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE

Introduction

Issue 1: HOW CAN WE DESCRIBE, STUDY, AND STOP VIOLENT BEHAVIOR TAKING PLACE WITHIN THE FAMILY WHEN PRIVACY IS ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS RIGHTS?

Issue 2: IF VIOLENCE IS LEARNED BEHAVIOR, WHO TEACHES IT?

Issue 3: IS IT ABUSIVE TO SPANK A CHILD?

Issue 4: WHY DON’T BATTERED WOMEN JUST TAKE THEIR CHILDREN AND LEAVE?

Issue 5: WHEN PARENTS SEPARATE AFTER AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP, SHOULDN’T FATHERS HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT AS MOTHERS TO BE GRANTED PHYSICAL CUSTODY OF AND VISITATION RIGHTS WITH THEIR CHILDREN?

Issue 6: IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE DELAYED MEMORIES OF BEING SEXUALLY ABUSED AS A CHILD?

Issue 7: ARE MANDATORY REPORTING LAWS HELPFUL OR HARMFUL TO FAMILIES?

Issue 8:    HOW MUCH DO EMOTIONS INFLUENCE WHAT PROFESSIONALS KNOW AND DO ABOUT VIOLENCE IN THE FAMILY?

Issue 9:    HOW DOES SOCIETY WANT POLICE TO RESPOND TO FAMILY VIOLENCE?

Issue 10: DOES MANDATED TREATMENT WORK?

Issue 11: IS ABUSE AN EXCUSE?

Issue 12:  SHOULD PRACTIONERS BE CONCERNED ABOUT LEGAL RISKS WHEN THEY WORK WITH FAMILY VIOLENCE?


CHILD CUSTODY EVALUATIONS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

ASPECT: Psychological Testing in Child Custody Battles

Custody Evaluations and the MMPI-2

The Parent-Child Relationship Inventory

On the Uniform Child Custody Evaluation System

The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III

The Parenting Satisfaction Scale

The Child Abuse Potential Inventory

The Parenting Stress Index

Anger, Hostility and Aggression Assessment

Personality Tests

Personality Assessment

Psychological Testing Issues: Self-Report Distortions


MISCELLANEOUS SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

If I Killed You, I’d Get the Kids”: Women’s Survival and Protection Work with Child Custody and Access in the Context of Woman Abuse” by Colleen Varcoe and Lori G. Irwin, please click here.

Understanding Women’s Experiences Parenting in the Context of Domestic Violence: Implications for Community and Court-Related Service Providers” by Dr. Peter G. Jaffe and Dr. Claire V. Crooks, please click here.

Deadly Dads, Men Who Murder Their Children” by Belinda Morris, please click here.

Bad Mothers and Invisible Fathers: Parenting in the Context of Domestic Violence” for the Domestic Violence Resource Centre, Victoria, by Ellen Fish, Mandy McKenzie and Helen MacDonald, please click here.

The Logic of Masculinist Protection: Reflections on the Current Security State” by Iris Marion Young, please click here.

Access Denied: The Barriers of Violence and Poverty for Abused Women and their Children’s Search for Justice and Community Services After Separation” by Peter Jaffe, Michelle Zerwer and Samantha Poisson, please click here.

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Alienated Children – getting it wrong in child custody cases” by Carol Bruch, please click here.

Patriarchy Reasserted; Fathers’ Rights and Anti-VAWA Activism” by Molly Dragiewicz, please click here.

Criminal Rewards: The Impact of Parental Alienation Syndrome on Families” by Andrae L. Brown, please click here.

“‘Fathers Rights’ and the Defense of Paternal Authority in Australia” by Dr. Michael Flood, please click here.

“The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services” by Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer, please click here.

The Myth of Epidemic False Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Divorce Case” by Merrilyn McDonald, please click here.

Suing the Abuser: Tort Remedies for Domestic Violence” by Brian K. Zoeller, Esq., and Patrick Schmiedt, please click here.

How Does the Gender of Parents Matter” by Timothy J. Biblarz and Judith Stacey, please click here.

Custody Evaluators’ Beliefs About Domestic Violence During Divorce: Feminist and Family Violence Perspectives” by Megan L. Haselschwerdt, Jennifer L. Hardesty, and Jason D. Hans, please click here.

Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Domestic Violence Cases: Legal Trends, Risk Factors, and Safety Concerns” by Dan Saunders, in consultation with Karen Oehme, please click here.

Battered Women’s Protective Strategies” by Sherry Hamby with contributions from Andrea Bible, please click here.

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