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The Preliminary Scientific Program for the International Conference on Shared Parenting (NPO-ICSP 2017) is Now Online!
The Scientific Committee for the National Parents Organization and the International Council on Shared Parenting is pleased to announce the preliminary scientific program for the International Conference on Shared Parenting (NPO-ICSP 2017).
The scientific faculty is widely considered to include almost all of the leading currently active scholars in the world on the subject of optimal post-divorce parenting arrangements. This group of eminent scholars may never before and perhaps never again be brought together from all parts of the developed world in the same conference.
Under the theme “Shared Parenting Research: A Watershed in Understanding Children’s Best Interest?” the experts will present their research results and practical experience at this international and interdisciplinary conference. To view the preliminary scientific program including speaker details, please click here.
Online Registration & Housing Now Open!
It is a great pleasure to announce that Registration and Housing for NPO-ICSP 2017 is now open.
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Dr. Ned Holstein
April 15, 2017 - Early Registration Deadline
April 15, 2017 – Accommodation Booking Deadline
May 29 - 30, 2017 - Conference Dates
About the Organizers:
The National Parents Organization (NPO), founded 1998, is a 501 (c)(3) not-for profit charitable and educational organization based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, focused on promoting shared parenting, where both parents have equal standing raising children after a separation or divorce. National Parents Organization recognizes that preserving a strong bond between children and their parents is critically important to children’s emotional, mental, and physical health.
The International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP), founded 2014 and based in Bonn, Germany, is an international association with individual members from the sectors science, family professions and civil society. The purpose of the association is first, the dissemination and advancement of scientific knowledge on the needs and rights (“best interests”) of children whose parents are living apart, and second, to formulate evidence-based recommendations about the legal, judicial and practical implementation of shared parenting.
Bonn, Almanya, 28 Temmuz 2014.
9-11 Temmuz 2014 tarihleri arasında Almanya’nın Bonn şehrinde düzenlenen, “Sosyolojik - Hukuki Uygulamalar ve Deneysel Bulgular Arasındaki Açığın Giderilmesi” konulu Uluslararası Ortak Ebeveynlik Konferansı, akademi dünyasının, sahadaki uygulayıcıların ve Sivil Toplum Kuruluşu temsilcilerinin, uluslararası alanda hızla gelişen bir kavram olan, anne-babanın ayrı yaşadığı veya boşandığı ailelerde ortak ebeveynlik paradigmasına ilgi duyan farklı bilim dalları arasında çalışanların biraraya geldiği ilk buluşma oldu. Konferansa, Uluslararası Ortak Ebeveynlik Konseyi (ICSP) Başkanı, Kanada’dan Prof. Edward Kruk, Almanya, Nürnberg Lutheran Ünivesitesi’nden Hukuk Uzmanı Prof. Dr. Hildegund Sünderhauf eş zamanlı olarak başkanlık etti.
Altı ana madde ile sonuçlanan ve geniş bir yelpazede işlenen pek çok konu başlığının yanı sıra, ortak ebeveynlik üzerine farklı bakış açıları ele alınarak tartışıldı. “Ortak ebeveynlik – çocuğun her bir ebeveyni ile geçirdiği sürenin, toplam zamanın ‘en az’ üçte biri olması koşuluyla ebeveynlik salahiyetinin yanı sıra, sorumluluğunun da paylaşılması – boşanma sonrası boşanan aile çocuklarının çoğunda uygulanabilirliği mümkün ve çocuğun yüksek yararına hizmet eden bir düzenlemedir. Prof. Sünderhauf açıklamasında; “Bu tanımsal formülasyon, çatışmalı aileler de dahil olmak üzere, parçalanmış ailelerin ve çocukların büyük çoğunluğuna uygulanabilir. Burada çatışma, fiziksel bağlam dışındaki karşılığıyla kabul edilmektedir. Sahih delillerle ispatlanmış aile içi şiddet ve çocuk istismarını kapsamamaktadır. Bu nedenle, iç hukukun aile ile ilgili amir hükümleri, en azından, ebeveynlerden biri itiraz etse dahi ortak ebeveynlik talimatları içeriyor olması gerekir.” şeklinde belirtti. Prof. Kruk ise “Bununla birlikte, arabuluculuk ve beraberinde diğer gerekli hizmetleri sunacak ve ortak ebeveynlik kavramını yasal çerçevede kurumsallaştıracak, prosedürel ve fiziksel bakımdan kolay ulaşılabilir aile irtibat merkezlerinin gerekliliğini” vurguladı.
Konferans Sonuç Bildirgesi’ne konferans websitesinden ulaşılabilir:
Uluslar arası Ortak Ebeveynlik Konseyi (ICSP) her yıl konferanslar düzenlemektedir. Bir sonraki, Uluslararası Ortak Ebeveynlik Konferansı 28-30 Mayıs 2015 tarihlerinde, Bonn, Almanya’da düzenlenecektir.
Uluslararası Ortak Ebeveynlik Konferansı 2014 Alman Federal Aile Bakanlığı (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend - BMFSFJ), başlıca bilimsel araştırmalara fon sağlama kuruluşu olan Alman Bilimsel Araştırma Topluluğu (DFG), Nürnberg Lutheran Üniversitesi, Bonn Belediyesi, Bonn Rhein Sieg Touristik GmbH, Joe Sorge Dr. Ned Holstein ve Amerikan Ulusal Aileler Kuruluşu tarafından desteklenmiştir.
Uluslararası Ortak Ebevyenlik Konseyi (ICSP)
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First International Shared Parenting Organization Established to Develop Evidence-Based Approaches to Needs and Rights of Children
Bonn, Germany, 27 February 2014.
Responding to the alarming increase in psycho-social and developmental problems among children whose parents are living apart, 26 leading research scientists, family professionals and representatives of civil society from 11 countries gathered in Bonn, Germany, on 21-23 February 2014 to found a new international organization focused on the feasibility of shared parenting as a viable and beneficial solution for children.
The new association will be known as the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP). Shared parenting means equivalent, alternating care of children by their separated parents. The purpose of the association is first, the dissemination and advancement of scientific knowledge on the needs and rights (“best interests”) of children whose parents are living apart, and second, to formulate evidence-based recommendations about the legal, judicial and practical implementation of shared parenting.
Vice-President Dr. Chantal Clot-Grangeat, Chambéry (France), stated, “Our aim is to find solutions for reducing the problems of children known to arise from family breakdown, such as diminished self-esteem, depression, and possible parental alienation, as well as educational failure, substance abuse, and trouble with the law.”
The first major initiative of the ICSP will be the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2014 at the “Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn” on 9-11 July 2014. The interdisciplinary conference under the theme “Bridging the Gap between Empirical Evidence and Socio-Legal Practice” will draw delegates from across the world. To facilitate an in-depth international exchange, simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French and German.
International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP)
Phone: +49-170-800 46 15
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The movement for shared parenting continues to grow in western democracies. In addition to support for shared parenting from the Roman Catholic Church, and the Resolution favoring shared parenting passed by the Council of Europe, now comes news of three recent European meetings.
This broad review elaborates on the most up-to-date knowledge on biochemical and psychobiological aspects of parental loss and other childhood adversities during divorce involving minor children. So far, divorce involving minor children was unfortunately considered by authorities only as a purely juridical problem, and this approach has often allowed a completely different approach according to the Courts. Now, scientific research,also making use of animal models, is demonstrating the biological basis of the problem and the ndisputable consequences on the well-being and health of children. The innovative conclusion of this review is that this argument (because of its frequency and gravity) is primarily a question of public health and that it is necessary to further harmonize practices in this area.
With his usual flair for presenting complex data in a form all can grasp and understand, Joe Sorge quickly made the case for how home and work life in the United States have changed dramatically yet our family laws and our family law courts and child support guidelines have remained stuck in the past. Modern family roles and structures have evolved, yet the laws have not.
A highlight of the conference was Malin Bergstrom, PhD, a developmental psychologist with the Division of Reproductive Health at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Bergstrom and her colleagues have completed a study of the well-being of every (176,000) 12-15-year-old child in Sweden in order to ascertain the effects of family structure on the children. Children in intact families perform better on a wide variety of measures of physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes than do the children of divorce. Children of divorce whose parents share their care equally do better on all those measures than do the children of single parents.
The other striking piece of her presentation was that Bergstrom stated that the legal reform came first; followed by social change. Obviously, this confirms National Parents Organization’s work and strategy.
What is the best custody arrangement for children after divorce? Most of us outside of family lawyers and courts don’t think about that question until we are faced with it. And then adults tend to choose administrative stability, figuring the kids are as exhausted and spent as themselves. Children of divorce face such an upheaval that it makes sense to adults that the children need time to rest and recover, and so we prioritize routine.
On October 4th, 2013 the conference on “Equally shared parenting and residence after divorce – children’s psychological stability. Legal and psychological aspects.” was organised at the Lithuanian Parliament Building” in Vilnius by:
1. Mrs Rimantė Šalaševičiūtė, chairmen of the Child Welfare Group of the Lithuanian Parliament;
2. Mr. Kestutis Griciunas, President of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA);
3. Mrs. Birutė van der Weg – Bražiūnienė, founder of the Lithuanian Association Against Parental Alienation (APTA), Netherlands.
The conference has resulted in the establishment of a Lithuanian taskforce preparing proposals for the reform of family law in Lithuania.
Last July, National Parents Organization agreed to serve as a founding member of “Two Homes: The International Platform on Shared Parenting.” This is an umbrella organization with representatives from fourteen countries in Europe and North America. Of these, National Parents Organization may be the only component group with a major grassroots presence. The other organizations consist primarily of child development experts, social scientists, psychologists and lawyers who wish to promote better lives for children through shared parenting after separation or divorce of the parents. Our Founder and Chairman of the Board, Ned Holstein, M.D., M.S., was asked to serve on the Scientific Committee of the new umbrella organization.