Child Custody Mediation
An Introduction to the Emotional Dynamics of Divorce, the Process of Mediation, and Developmentally Sensitive Parenting Plans
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In this workshop, Dr. Emery reviews the research on the impact of divorce on children and presents child custody mediation as a way to ameliorate some of the risks associated with divorce. He describes research findings on the risk of divorce and divorce rates from various countries. In addition, he describes the impact of divorce on children’s relationships with both parents. Dr. Emery also summarizes the research comparing two approaches to adversary settlement: mediation and litigation. Lastly, he provides guidelines on conducting custody mediation and gives examples of developmentally sensitive parenting plans. Runtime: 281 minutes.
Robert Emery, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia.