The procedural analysis of child custody assessment models in cases of marital dissolution

Hancock, Doris M. (1990) The procedural analysis of child custody assessment models in cases of marital dissolution. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Twenty-three child custody assessment models are identified in professional literature written by social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and lawyers between 1966 and 1989. These models were identified by a key word search (child + custody + evaluation + assessment + study + data) of four indexes: Medline (MESH), Social Science Citation Index, Legal Resources and Social Work Abstracts. -- Part 1 conceptually defines and describes the field of child custody assessment and the clinical context in cases of marital dissolution. In Part 2, child custody assessment models are identified, categorized by country of origin (Canada or the United States) and procedurally reviewed by professional orientation (i.e. social work, law, psychiatry and psychology). A formulation for child custody assessment practice as a redefined area of child welfare and an emerging clinical social work specialization is developed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/10609
Item ID: 10609
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 139-161.
Department(s): Social Work, School of
Date: 1990
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Child welfare; Children of divorced parents; Custody of children; Social work with children.

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