Resources for Families

Helpful Links

Sesame Street
Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce
Resources for parents and children ages 2-8
Freedom 22 Foundation
An interactive website for separating and divorcing parents
Ministry of the Attorney General of British Columbia
An educational website that includes a Kids Guide to Separation and Divorce, A Guide for Grown-ups, A Teen Guide to Parental Separation and Divorce.

Co-Parenting Communication Guide (PDF)
Arizona Chapter of AFCC
Tools, tips and good practices for co-parents


Parenting Plan Information

Planning for Parenting Time
Arizona’s Guide for Parents Living Apart
Arizona Supreme Court (2009)

Basic Parenting Plan Guide for Parents
Oregon Judicial Department (October, 2008)


Pamphlets for Parents

FAQs Parents Ask about Separation, Divorce and Child Custody
FAQs Separating and Divorcing Parents Ask about Legal Matters
A Guide for Joint Custody and Shared Parenting
Understanding Your Child’s Needs: Information for Never-Married Parents
Is Mediation for Us?
Making your Parenting Plan Work
My Mom and Dad Are Getting a Divorce!
Parents Are Forever
Preparing for your Custody Evaluation
Understanding the Parenting Coordination Process
When Parents Relocate: Moving Away and Long-Distance Parenting
A Guide for Stepparents



Resources for Professionals

Reports and Resources

AzAFCC 2011 Summit Project: Parenting Communication Resources in High-Conflict Cases (PDF)

Comprehensive Service Model for the Resolution of Parenting Issues (PDF)
ADR Subcommittee of the Florida Family Court Steering Committee

How Best to Find Out What a Child Really Needs and Wants (PDF)
Hon. Peter Boshier, Principal Family Court Judge of New Zealand

Navigating Custody and Visitation Evaluations in Cases with
Domestic Violence: A Judge’s Guide (PDF) 

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2004)

Planning Mediation Programs – A Deskbook for Common Pleas Judges (PDF) 
Ohio State University College of Law (2000)


Innovations Books Appendices

Click links below for Contents and Appendices

Innovations for Self-Represented Litigants
Edited by Bonnie Rose Hough and Pamela Cardullo Ortiz 

Innovations in Court Services 
Edited by Cori K. Erickson 

Innovations in Family Law Practice
Edited by Kelly Browe Olson and Nancy Ver Steegh

Innovations in Interventions with High Conflict Families
Edited by Linda B. Fieldstone and Christine A. Coates



Standards & Guidelines

Guidelines for Child Protection Mediation (PDF)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2012)

Guidelines for Court-Involved Therapy (PDF)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2010)

Guidelines for Brief Focused Assessment (PDF)
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2009)

Guidelines for Parenting Coordination (PDF) 
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2005)

Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluation (PDF) 
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2006)

Model Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation (PDF)
Symposium on Standards of Practice Convened by AFCC (2000)

Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Children in Custody Cases (PDF)
American Bar Association Section of Family Law (Aug. 2003)

Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases (PDF) 
American Bar Association (Feb. 1996)

Standards and Guidelines for Supervised Visitation Practice (PDF)
Supervised Visitation Network (Rev. 2006)

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