Empirically Based Parenting Plans: What Professional Need to Know (10 CE Credits/Hours) - Complete Program*

Exam questions based on materials by Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, Florida
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Survey
  • 3 PDFs
  • 10.0 hrs

Course Curriculum

Statement of Understanding
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"Empirically Based Parenting Plans" - PDF Material
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CE Program Evaluation
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Course description

*This complete Online Course includes a PDF of the material (CD-ROM), Empirically Based Parenting Plans: What Professionals Need to Know, and the Final Exam. 

Constructing parenting plans based on empirical data related to the effect of parental participation in a child’s life and that child’s adjustment to separation and divorce is examined in this program. Topics covered include the reason behind Florida’s Statute Chapter 61 revisions; the components and general concepts behind empirically based parenting plans; research into children’s age related needs as it affects parenting plans; constructing a parenting plan based on a child’s age and development; children’s adjustment to parenting plans; special considerations when developing parenting plans; planning beyond that which is legally mandated; and more.

10 CE credits/hours, 100 questions

Target Audience

Psychologists | School Psychologists | Marriage & Family Therapists | Mental Health Counselors | Social Workers

Learning Level


Learning Objectives

  • Discuss specific age-related research regarding children’s developmental and emotional needs and parenting plans.
  • Explain developmental and age-related considerations in developing parenting plans.
  • Recognize problems in children’s adjustment to parenting plans.
  • Summarize special considerations when developing and maintaining parenting plans, including issues related to relocation, high-conflict families, and domestic violence and abuse.
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Members of the Task Force were Debra K. Carter, PhD, Chairperson; Eric Bruce, Esq; Laurie Pine Farber, LCSW; Linda Fieldstone, MEd; Hon. Diana Moreland; Jack Moring, Esq; Roxanne Permesly, LMHC; Magistrate Lee Schreiber; Deborah Coe Silver, PsyD; Robert Silver, PhD; and Nina Zolo, Esq