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Structure diminishes anxiety:
Assessing and imposing roles, limits, boundaries,
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Understanding structure

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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2015). Child Centered Residential Guidelines. Available at: https://www.sbcf-famlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/AAML-Child-Centered-Residential-Guidelines.pdf

Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Offices of the Courts (undated). Model Parenting Time Plans for Parent/Child Access. Available at https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/Arizonaparentingplan.pdf

Arlinghaus KR, Johnston CA. (2018). The importance of creating habits and routine. Am J Lifestyle Med. 13(2):142–144.

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. (2017). Guidelines for court-involved therapy. Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Belitz, J. (2018). Belitz, J. (2018). Ethics in assessing and treating children and adolescents. In J. N. Butcher & P. C. Kendall (Eds.), APA handbook of psychopathology: Child and adolescent psychopathology (pp. 589–606). American Psychological Association.

Cherry, Kendra (2020). The Importance of Maintaining Structure and Routine During Stressful Times. Accessed 30 September, 2021 at https://www.verywellmind.com/the-importance-of-keeping-a-routine-during-stressful-times-4802638

Gabbard, G. O., Kassaw, K. A., & Perez-Garcia, G.(2011). Professional boundaries in the era of the

Internet. Academic Psychiatry, 35, 168–174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ap.35.3.168

Garber, Benjamin D. (2015). The Roadmap to The Parenting Plan Worksheet. Unhooked Media.

Markham, M. S., Hartenstein, J. L., Mitchell, Y. T., & Aljayyousi-Khalil, G. (2017). Communication among parents who share physical custody after divorce or separation. J of Family Issues, 38(10), 1414–1442.

Massachusetts Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (undated). Planning for Shared Parenting: A Guide for Parents Living Apart. Available at: https://www.mass.gov/doc/planning-for-shared-parenting-a-guide-for-parents-living-apart/download.

Ordway, A. M., Moore, R. O., Casasnovas, A. F., & Asplund, N. R. (2020). Understanding vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue in high-conflict divorce. The Family Journal, 28(2), 187–193.

Perrin, M. B., Ehrenberg, M. F., & Hunter, M. A. (2013). Boundary diffusion, individuation, and adjustment: Comparison of young adults raised in divorced versus intact families. Family Relations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 62(5), 768–782.

Stahl, P. M. (2007). Parenting after divorce: Resolving conflicts and meeting your children's needs (2nd ed.). Atascadero, CA, US: Impact Publishers.

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