Training, skills, and practices of parenting coordinators: Florida statewide study.

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James P. McHale

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January 2011

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January 2012


This report details findings from the nation’s first statewide study on parenting coordination. A survey was presented to all known practicing parenting coordinators (PCs) in Florida (N = 207), with 67 (32%) responding. Data concerning PC demographics, how PCs do their work, and how they perceive their clients at different stages of the parenting coordination process suggest substantial similarity between mental health and family law professionals in almost every realm of questioning. Study limitations, implications for further research, and practice considerations are discussed.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Family Court Review, 49(4), 801-817. doi:10.1111/j.1744-1617.2011.01415.x Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




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