THE MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER'S ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CHILDREN IN CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS WEBINAR

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The custody of children can have long-time impact on children’s development throughout the life span. Yet, courts are making decisions about child custody daily and increasingly with the assistance of mental health professionals. Due to the potential long-term impacts of these decisions, mental health professionals must be cognizant of the ethical, legal and values bases of the processes they undergo in assisting these families. This workshop will explore the needs of children to be considered in child custody decision making, the applications of Codes of Ethics, values that mental health professionals may be bringing into their work and ethical approaches that can keep children physically and emotionally well during these difficult processes.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
• Apply ethical standards to work with families and children involved in custody disputes.
• Define and assess standards used by New Jersey Courts when determining custody.
• Define assessment domains when working with children before, during and after divorce.
• Identify warning signs of trauma in children involved in high-conflict custody matters.

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Last Updated: 05/25/21