The Family Mediation at the Institute of Family Therapy of Florence
The ITFF operates in family therapy for couples going through a crisis or a difficult period, on demand of the couples self or their lawyers or the court. Being the founding center of the AIMS (International Association of Systemic Mediators) and the main seat of the Tuscany region, the ITFF is particularly qualified for this activity, for the supervision of other connected institutes and for the training of Systemic Family Mediators.
Parenting After Marriages End: how Mediation can Help Shape a Plan
By John W. Reiman, Ph.D.
Practitioner Member, Academy of Family Mediators
The divorce may soon be final, but even before the dust has settled, parents will discover that one responsibility hasn't changed in the slightest: Parents are still accountable for the well-being of their child. Because of the child, both parents are destined to participate in a lifelong relationship.
Let us remember, however, that this lifelong relationship does not have to mean a personal relationship. Divorced spouses need not choose to be friendly or even pleasant with each other. They must, however, in the interest of the child, create a safe and businesslike parenting arrangement. If they fail to do so, the consequences for the children (and the adults)...
Mediation and Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS). Consideration for an Intervention Model
by Anita Vestal
in FAMILY AND CONCILIATION COURTS REVIEW, Vol. 37, No. 4, October, 1999, p. 487-503
Parental alienation syndrome (PAS), a term that originated in the mid-1980s, refers to a disturbance in which children are preoccupied with viewing one parent as all good and the other parent as all bad. Conscious or unconscious words and actions of custodial parents cause the child(ren) to align with them in rejection of noncustodial parents during divorce or custody disputes. Issues of concern for mediators include detection of PAS and an understanding of appropriate remedial plans that will allow the child to restore his or her relationship with the noncustodial parent...