The Fundamentals of Conducting Child Custody Evaluations

A 24-hour online training program for professionals interested in child custody evaluations.

March 16-18 and March 22-24, 2021

AFCC is pleased to introduce a new, comprehensive child custody evaluation (CCE) training, conducted online by a team of leading practitioners and trainers. The program will take place in two segments per day, two hours each. Recordings of all sessions will be available for registrants.

This program will include a complete overview of the child custody evaluation process, including:

  • Definition of the purpose and roles of the child custody evaluator
  • Specifics of the evaluation process, including interviewing, recordkeeping, and use of technology
  • Implications of intimate partner violence and resist-refuse dynamics
  • Updates on the current research
  • Development of parenting plans
  • Review of cultural considerations, bias, and ethical issues
  • Utilization of psychological testing
  • Best practices for report writing and testifying

Participants will learn the difference between a forensic role and clinical role, how to review court orders and determine which information should be obtained, strategies for interviewing adults and children, how to assess coparenting issues, how to develop and test multiple hypotheses, and how to craft recommendations.

Recording Purchases  – AFCC Members $175; Non-Members $195

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1. Purpose & Roles 10:00AM - 12:00PM
2. CCE Process I 1:00PM - 3:00PM
3. CCE Process II 10:00AM - 12:00PM
4. CCE Process III 1:00PM - 3:00PM
5. The Research I 10:00AM - 12:00PM
6. The Research II 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7. Parenting Plans 10:00AM - 12:00PM
8. Cultural & Diversity Considerations 1:00PM - 3:00PM
9. Hypothesis Testing & Cognitive Biases 10:00AM - 12:00PM
10. Psychological Testing 1:00PM - 3:00PM
11. Special Issues 10:00AM - 12:00PM
12. Report Writing & Testifying 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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