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Message ID: 9613
Date: 2014-04-09

Author:Leslie Shear

Subject:Re: looking for valid measures of parent-child relationship quality and attachment

I was about to post a response to that effect. There is broad consensus about this in the family law world. Leslie Ellen Shear, CFLS, CALS* and IAML** Attorney at Law California State Bar No. 72623 16133 Ventura Boulevard, Seventh Floor Encino, CA 91436-2403 Phone: 818 501-3691 Fax: 818 501-3692 Email: custodymatters@earthlink.net lescfls@earthlink.net lescfls@me.com Web: www.custodymatters.com www.californiafamilylawappeals.com *Certified as a Specialist in Family Law (1983) and a Specialist in Appellate Law (2009) by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. ** Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers On Apr 9, 2014, at 3:54 PM, Bruce Borkosky wrote: I don't have citations, but I had thought that the Bricklin measures had long ago been found wanting, in terms of both reliability and validity.... am I incorrect? BB On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Nadia Sexton > wrote: As an “expert witness” for child welfare many years ago now, I used the Bricklen Perception Scales. https://www.tjta.com/products/TST_005.htm They are rather clunky to use and interpret. They are only valid beginning at age 6 however. Perhaps they can be useful in some way to you. I’m enjoying this thread especially – I hope there are current and appropriate measures out there! Nadia Sexton, Ph.D. Casey Family Programs Knowledge Management * Director 201.565.7676 From: bounce-114252065-25395149@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-114252065-25395149@list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Michael Durfee Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:44 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: looking for valid measures of parent-child relationship quality and attachment I don’t know hard codes except for NCAST. I have found it useful to have people comment on their own video. That might do poorly in court but it does also give them a chance to learn ow to be physically more effective with a baby or young toddler. An additional advantage for me has been the excuse for me to buy and upgrade camcorders. Michael Michael Durfee MD ICAN NCFR On Apr 9, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Bruce Borkosky > wrote: what about the parent-child relationship inventory? BB On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Sarah Dauber > wrote: Hello, I am looking for standardized, validated measures of parent-child relationship quality to be used in a research study evaluating a therapeutic supervised visitation program for child welfare involved families. We are looking to evaluate the program for children ages 5-10 (approximately) so I need to find measures that are valid for that age group. I would like to assess parent-child attachment and/or quality of parenting/parent-child interaction. I’m looking for observational coding systems that can be used to code a structured interaction task between parent and child and also either self-report or observational measures of quality of attachment bond between parent and child. We are evaluating the relationship between and child and a non-custodial parent so the measure would need to be valid in a case where the child and parent don’t live together and don’t see each other very often. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thank you. Sarah Dauber, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 161 William Street-9th Floor New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 233-5500 ext. 224 Fax: (212) 791-5227 Email: sdauber@nyspcc.org -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 ForensicPsychologist@outlook.com www.fl-forensic.com forensic psych search engine: https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=012799325615104828548:1lmt-wjw6q4 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies. -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 ForensicPsychologist@outlook.com www.fl-forensic.com forensic psych search engine: https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=012799325615104828548:1lmt-wjw6q4 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.

I was about to post a response to that effect. There is broad consensus about this in the family law world. Leslie Ellen Shear, CFLS, CALS* and IAML** Attorney at Law California State Bar No. 72623 16133 Ventura Boulevard, Seventh Floor Encino, CA 91436-2403 Phone: 818 501-3691 Fax: 818 501-3692 Email: custodymattersearthlink.net lescflsearthlink.net lescflsme.com Web: www.custodymatters.com www.californiafamilylawappeals.com *Certified as a Specialist in Family Law (1983) and a Specialist in Appellate Law (2009) by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. ** Fellow, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers On Apr 9, 2014, at 3:54 PM, Bruce Borkosky wrote: I don't have citations, but I had thought that the Bricklin measures had long ago been found wanting, in terms of both reliability and validity.... am I incorrect? BB On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 6:33 PM, Nadia Sexton > wrote: As an “expert witness” for child welfare many years ago now, I used the Bricklen Perception Scales. https://www.tjta.com/products/TST_005.htm They are rather clunky to use and interpret. They are only valid beginning at age 6 however. Perhaps they can be useful in some way to you. I’m enjoying this thread especially – I hope there are current and appropriate measures out there! Nadia Sexton, Ph.D. Casey Family Programs Knowledge Management * Director 201.565.7676 From: bounce-114252065-25395149list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-114252065-25395149list.cornell.edu ] On Behalf Of Michael Durfee Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 3:44 PM To: Child Maltreatment Researchers Subject: Re: looking for valid measures of parent-child relationship quality and attachment I don’t know hard codes except for NCAST. I have found it useful to have people comment on their own video. That might do poorly in court but it does also give them a chance to learn ow to be physically more effective with a baby or young toddler. An additional advantage for me has been the excuse for me to buy and upgrade camcorders. Michael Michael Durfee MD ICAN NCFR On Apr 9, 2014, at 12:11 PM, Bruce Borkosky > wrote: what about the parent-child relationship inventory? BB On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:18 PM, Sarah Dauber > wrote: Hello, I am looking for standardized, validated measures of parent-child relationship quality to be used in a research study evaluating a therapeutic supervised visitation program for child welfare involved families. We are looking to evaluate the program for children ages 5-10 (approximately) so I need to find measures that are valid for that age group. I would like to assess parent-child attachment and/or quality of parenting/parent-child interaction. I’m looking for observational coding systems that can be used to code a structured interaction task between parent and child and also either self-report or observational measures of quality of attachment bond between parent and child. We are evaluating the relationship between and child and a non-custodial parent so the measure would need to be valid in a case where the child and parent don’t live together and don’t see each other very often. Any suggestions would be most appreciated! Thank you. Sarah Dauber, Ph.D. Director of Research and Evaluation The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 161 William Street-9th Floor New York, NY 10038 Tel: (212) 233-5500 ext. 224 Fax: (212) 791-5227 Email: sdaubernyspcc.org -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 ForensicPsychologistoutlook.com www.fl-forensic.com forensic psych search engine: https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=012799325615104828548:1lmt-wjw6q4 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies. -- Bruce G. Borkosky, Psy.D. PA 1800 Lakeview Drive Sebring, FL 33870 863-386-0276 800-919-9008 Fax 813-200-8450 ForensicPsychologistoutlook.com www.fl-forensic.com forensic psych search engine: https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=012799325615104828548:1lmt-wjw6q4 This communication is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please communicate the error immediately, and delete all copies.