SPC Blog: What You Need to Know

Hear Legislators Speak about Shared Parenting, Fri. Jan 24, Hartford, CT

A symposium entitled Reducing Parental Conflict and Risk of Harm to Children will take place at the CT Legislative Office building on Friday January 24, 1-4pm, room 1C.  Please pass this information to others interested in shared parenting.

Our two keynote speakers, professor Emily Douglas at Worcester Polytechnical Institute and professor Martin Kulldorff at Harvard Medical School, will address scientific evidence on shared parenting, domestic violence and risk of harm to children.

One of the nation’s leading experts on domestic violence, Dr. Emily Douglas is professor and chair of the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic. In 2016-2017 she was a Congressional fellow in Washington, D.C., dually sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology. She will talk about risk factors for child abuse and filicide.

An epidemiological methods developer, Dr. Martin Kulldorff is a statistician and professor of medicine at Harvard University. He will give an overview of the scientific evidence on the impact on children of shared parenting and other custody arrangements.

Recent Posts

Co-parenting Tips

  How do you effectively parent children after divorce or separation? In this video professionals talk. They know about emotional, legal, and practical issues related to co-parenting, parallel parenting and parenting of all sorts. We have studied the evidence on...

read more

Children Suffer In A Connecticut High Conflict Divorces

In December 2023, the Connecticut Supreme Court heard the case of R.H. v M.H., SC 20882. The parents had filed hundreds of motions in their battle, all apparently justified by the “best interests” standard. The details are dwarfed by over four years of litigation. How...

read more

Do Connecticut courts encourage shared parenting?

Cindy Cartier, a lawyer who does divorce mediation, writes “In recent weeks, my phone has been ringing off the hook with folks interested in mediation over litigating their family law issues.  Upon inquiry, many of them are hearing of court cases where the Judges are...

read more

Shared Parenting Reduces Child Abuse And Neglect

Shared parenting reduces child abuse and neglect. Why? Abusers are identified up-front and denied shared parenting when courts are doing their job. Guardrails include protective orders, ex parte orders, child protective services, domestic violence (DV) counseling for...

read more