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Development and validation of the Family Law DOORS

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posted on 01.11.2016, 00:00 authored by Jennifer McintoshJennifer Mcintosh, Y Wells, J Lee
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. (PsycINFO Database Record

History

Journal

Psychological assessment

Volume

28

Issue

11

Pagination

1516 - 1522

Publisher

American Psychological Association

Location

Washington, D.C.

eISSN

1939-134X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, American Psychological Association