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Child-focused and child-inclusive mediation : a comparative study of outcomes
journal contributionposted on 2004-04-01, 00:00 authored by Jennifer McintoshJennifer Mcintosh, Caroline Long, L Moloney
Children have largely been absent from or on the periphery of mediation processes in postseparation parenting disputes. An accompanying paper canvasses a number of reasons why this may be the case. The present paper goes on to describe a current prospective study of outcomes for families utilising these two different forms.of mediation: child focused and child inclusive. The study follows the pathways of individual adjustment and parental alliance for families across the two forms of intervention, addressing whether and in what cases a child-inclusive mediation process enhances postseparation family outcomes.