The Custody of Children

A Behavioral Assessment Model

  • Richard A. Marafiote

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Background Issues

    1. Front Matter
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  3. A Behavioral Model

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
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  4. Behavioral Assessment Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-277

About this book

Introduction

Separation and divorce have become an inevitable factor in American society. Even those of us who have not experienced these events di­ rectly have been touched by them through association with parents, friends, neighbors, or co-workers. Frequently, we have observed these individuals express a variety of negative emotions, including insecurity, anxiety, depression, fear, and anger. If children are involved, their par­ ents' decisions and often dysfunctional maneuvers in this matter will most likely have a profound affect on them. One such decision will be with whom they will live. Although the great majority of children will live with their mothers following a divorce, this arrangement is no longer accepted as inevitable. Changes such as an ever-increasing num­ ber of mothers with full-time out of home employment and research supporting the significance and competence of fathers in child rearing have led many observers to challenge the assumption of maternal supe­ riority. These changes, as well as those related to the law and child cus­ tody, for example the increased acceptability of a joint custody arrange­ ment, have complicated the process of deciding where a child should live after his or her parents' divorce. Consequently, others are fre­ quently called upon to assist in the decision making and render an opin­ ion concerning custody and visitation. By and large these individuals will be members of the mental health profession.

Keywords

Affect Mental Health anxiety assessment child children depression divorce emotion employment health profession research

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Marafiote
    • 1
  1. 1.Behavior Therapy Institute of ColoradoDenverUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7473-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7475-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-7473-2
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