Special Needs Children: A Risk Assessment Model for Developing Parenting Plans
Family courts have seen a dramatic rise in children diagnosed with various types of neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and medical syndromes. Commonly recommended developmentally-based parenting plans may be inappropriate with many special needs children; therefore, family court professionals face complex challenges in crafting appropriate parenting plans. This webinar will focus on three of the most frequently encountered types of childhood conditions: autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, and depressive disorders. Presented will be a systematic approach to analyzing the risk and protective factors that should inform parenting plan arrangements with this varied population.
Member Registration: $15, Certificate of Attendance: $15
Non-Member Registration: $50, Certificate of Attendance: $20
Daniel B. Pickar, PhD, ABPP is board-certified child psychologist who conducts child custody evaluations, mediation, consultation to family law attorneys, and psycho-educational evaluations of children. He received his undergraduate education at Brown University and completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Berkeley. For 12 years, he served as the Chief of Child and Family Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa, California, as well as served as the Director of Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Psychology for 5 years. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters in the areas of child custody evaluation, mediation, special needs children in divorce, and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Custody for 6 years. He regularly presents workshops at state and national AFCC and AAML conferences, and serves on both the conference and continuing education committees of AFCC.