Development and validation of the Family Law DOORS

McIntosh, Jennifer E., Wells, Yvonne and Lee, Jamie 2016, Development and validation of the Family Law DOORS, Psychological assessment, vol. 28, no. 11, pp. 1516-1522, doi: 10.1037/pas0000277.

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Title Development and validation of the Family Law DOORS
Author(s) McIntosh, Jennifer E.ORCID iD for McIntosh, Jennifer E.
Wells, Yvonne
Lee, Jamie
Journal name Psychological assessment
Volume number 28
Issue number 11
Start page 1516
End page 1522
Total pages 7
Publisher American Psychological Association
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1939-134X
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Psychology, Clinical
domestic violence
family law
Summary When former spouses experience distress and dispute following separation, risks to well-being and to safety are heightened for all family members. Reliable family-wide risk screening is essential. The Family Law DOORS (Detection of Overall Risk Screen) is a 3-part screening framework to assist identification, evaluation, and response to safety and well-being risks in separated families. Uniquely, the Family Law DOORS screens for victimization and perpetration risks and appraises infant and child developmental risk. The Family Law DOORS self-report screening tool is the subject of this report. Internal scale reliability and concurrent and external criterion validity for the Family Law DOORS were estimated with a community sample of 660 separated parents, including 181 mother-father pairs. Overall psychometric properties are strong and demonstrate good potential for the Family Law DOORS to support early risk detection for separating families.
Language eng
DOI 10.1037/pas0000277
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
1503 Business And Management
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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