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Child-focused mediation offers better outcomes for separating parents

November 11, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

A recent US pilot study suggests that family mediation focused on the needs and feelings of children leads to a more cooperative outcome, reduced conflict, better communication, and twice the amount of parenting time with fathers. The trial took place at the Indiana University School of Law Family and Children Mediation Clinic and involved a small, randomised, controlled group of separating parents who took part in ‘Child Informed Mediation’ (CIM). There were two approaches to mediation during the research: ‘Child Focused’ (CF) mediation, in which parents considered the effects of separation on their children throughout the process of negotiating an agreement; and ‘Child Inclusive’ (CI), in which ...

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