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Mediation and conferencing in child protection disputes: special issue of Family Court Review

January 20, 2009

The Family
Court Review: An interdisciplinary journal
is the journal of
the Association
of Family and Conciliation Courts
, published in cooperation with
Center for Children, Families and the Law at Hofstra University School
of Law

This special
was guest edited by Bernie Mayer and Kelly Browe Olson.
It is also a free sample issue that Wiley InterScience is
making available online.
The description above is from the
Guest editors’ notes
that introduces the issue. Its
articles (each of which is available in html or pdf formats) include
the following:

Reflections on the state of consensus-based decision making in
child welfare
, by Bernie Mayer

What we know now: Findings from dependency mediation
, by Nancy Thoennes.

A guide to effective child protection mediation: Lessons from 25 years
of practice
, by
Marilou Giovannucci and Karen Largent.

Family group conferencing and child protection mediation: Essential
tools for prioritizing family engagement in child welfare cases
, by
Kelly Browe Olson.

Child protection mediation: A 25-year persepctive
Leonard Edwards.

Child protection mediation: The Cook County Illinois experience — a
judge’s perspective
by Patricia M. Martin.

Building a child protection mediation program in British
by M. Jerry McHale, Irene Robertson and Andrea

Empowering parents in child protection mediation: Challenges and
by Gregory Firestone.

Trends in child protection mediation: Results of the think tank survey
and interviews
by Joan Kathol.


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