Barns deltakelse i mekling og samværssaker - Barnehøringsmodellen som metode
Childrens participation in mediation and concultations after parental divorce. Hearing of children as a methodThis article focuses on childrens participation in consultations after parental divorce. The family-counselling office in Molde has used a model for childrens participation since 2007. This model is used by approximately 50 % of the family-counselling offices in Norway. The author presents this model, and shares experiences and reflections done by the office so far. The clinical material is based on nine anonymous cases of parents with 21 children. This model may help parents to cooperate about their children after divorce, and eventually reduce parental conflicts. The model may also help parents to listen to the children, and take their opinions into account in decision-making.
Keywords: Barn,foreldre,samlivsbrudd,deltakelse,foreldresamarbeid,Children,parents,divorce,participation,parental cooperation