Grant approved for online family law conflict toolkit

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Child Custody y on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Parents who are going through a divorce are likely having to deal with an entirely new set of parenting challenges. One of those challenges is trying to ensure that the child is well adjusted and coping well with the divorce. All of this happens while the parent is trying to adjust to the divorce. A grant recently awarded to a group of Florida State University researchers might lead to a tool that some parents will find helpful.

The grant is to help the researchers create a toolkit online that will help parents to co-parent in a more effective manner. This is likely to help the children better adjust to living life with divorced parents.

The toolkit is likely to include a variety of helpful things for the parents. One of the objectives is to have a training for mental health professionals and lawyers, as well as any other professionals participating in divorce cases, that will help them to work with the couple to learn about healthy co-parenting methods. Conflict resolution and communication skills will also be covered in the online toolkit.

The researchers for the project plan on getting the program certified as a mandatory parenting program option in Florida and Massachusetts. Eventually, they would like to add other states.

The online toolkit is going to be available nationwide without a cost. It is expected to launch this fall. Anyone who is going through a divorce with children involved might find the online toolkit to be helpful in determining how to best help the innocent children stuck in the middle.

Source: Tallahassee Democrat, “FSU researchers receive grant to help divorcing parents” March. 24, 2015