AFCC Webinar Series on Parent-Child Contact Problems

Allegations of Child Abuse During Child Custody Disputes

Michael Saini, PhD, Stacey Platt, JD, and Taina Laajasalo, PhD

June 9, 2020, 3:00-4:30pm Eastern time US
Registration closes at 9:00am Eastern Time US on June 8, 2020


Allegations of Child Abuse During Child Custody Disputes
The webinar provides a review of the history and current understanding of child abuse allegations within the context of child custody disputes by considering the connections of fabricated allegations to the theory of alienation and the role of gatekeeping.  The presenters will explore the social science literature regarding allegations within child protection investigations (the prevalence, types of maltreatment, reporter of allegations, and case outcomes).  The presenters will also offer legal implications to improve collaboration between child protection services and the family law field to better respond to these complex cases.

This webinar is eligible for up to 1.5 hours of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency. 

“The courses outlined in the agenda have been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, rule 5.210, 5.225, 5.518, and 5.215/5.230. The views expressed in this training are those of the trainers and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California”  You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance