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Children Who Resist Postseparation Parental Contact: A Differential Approach for Legal and Mental Health Professionals

Barbara Jo Fidler, Nicholas Bala, and Michael A. Saini

Abstract

Interest in the problem of children who resist contact with or become alienated from a parent after separation or divorce is growing, due in part to parents' increasing frustrations with the apparent ineffectiveness of the legal system in handling these unique cases. There is a need for legal and mental health professionals to improve their understanding of, and response to, this polarizing social dynamic. This book is a critical, empirically based review of parental alienation that integrates the best research evidence with clinical insight from interviews with leading scholars and practition ... More

Keywords: children, separation, divorce, parent-child relationship, children's rights, alienation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199895496
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895496.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Jo Fidler, author
Family Solutions

Nicholas Bala, author
Queen's University

Michael A. Saini, author
University of Toronto

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