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Child Custody

Introduction

More families go through divorce and break-up than ever before. Parents are faced with critical decisions, and children are influenced by the dramatic changes in their families. In such a crisis, the child's natural support system may not always address his/her best interests. One outcome of this situation is an increasing need for diagnostic and therapeutic involvement, best executed by a multidisciplinary team.

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The marked increase in the recent rate of divorce has brought about an increase in the number of children being raised in non-traditional families: blended families (Arda, 1994), father-headed households (Cohen, 1995), and families in which unmarried parents raise their children on their own, accompanied by steady or changing partners. Children are being raised within or outside the nucleus family and are ...

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