In addition to the books listed here, the four articles listed below will be of some benefit. Note that the intended audience for each of these articles is primarily the legal community and legislators.
Parenting coordination: A new tool for assisting high-conflict families, by Barbara Bartlett
This article gives a thorough description of the parenting coordination process in Oklahoma. It defines what parenting coordination is and briefly describes the process. It identifies the roles of the parenting coordinator and outlines Oklahoma's approach qualifications. With respect to the power/authority of the parenting coordinator it gives some history and then describes how it is presently specified. It also describes the process of appointing a parenting coordinator. It then describes the process of parenting coordination in greater detail and includes information on how decisions are handled, termination of the process, fees, immunity, other uses, and constitutionality. It also gives recommendations on how to get a program started.
The unfinished promise of parenting coordination, by Bill Fyfe
This article outlines Colorado's experience with respect to the courts and legislation, it describes the ways in which a parenting coordinator, PC, can assist families, and it makes the recommendation that Colorado should enact legislation similar to Oklahoma's.
Parenting coordination: Facts & pending legislation, by Arlene Rotman
This article is succinct and is a good one for judges to read.
Written by a retired judge, this article briefly describes what parenting coordination is and why it is needed. It then identifies why legislation is needed and describes the provisions of the proposed legislation. It addresses issues of testimonial privilege and enforcement of a parenting coordinator's decisions. It briefly notes what is happening nationally and what was happening locally at the time. It includes the Parenting Coordination Bill.
Parenting coordination: Implementation issues. AFCC Task Force Report, April 30, 2003.
This is a very extensive document (34 pages) and was in large part, a precursor to the AFCC, Guidelines for Parenting Coordination, May 2005 (see above).
Sydlik, B., Coates, C.A., Jones, Hon. W., Bushard, P., Deutsch, R., Hicks, Hon. B., Stahl, P., Sullivan, M.J., Wistner, R. (2003). Parenting coordination: Implementation issues. AFCC Task Force Report, April 30, 2003.
Two other related articles are:
Sydlik, B. (2001). Parenting coordinator: Overview of the model & implementation issues. AFCC Newsletter, fall, 3-4.
Sydlik, B., Coates, C.A., Deutsch, R., Stames, H., & Sullivan, M.J. (2003). Parenting coordination for high-conflict families. Family court Review, 42(X), 1-17.