International Conference on Shared Parenting Livestream

Shared Parenting Research:
A Watershed in Understanding Children’s Best Interest?
The Conference language is English; simultaneous translation in English and French may be provided for all plenary sessions and selected workshops if at least 20 registrants indicate a need for this service.

Conference details:
In addition to presentations that are accepted under this call for papers, the conference will feature presentations by internationally recognized representatives of shared parenting research, including Malin Bergstrom (Sweden), Sanford Braver (USA), William Fabricius (USA), Hildegund Sünderhauf (Germany), Edward Kruk (Canada), Michael Lamb (UK), Linda Nielsen (USA), Patrick Parkinson (Australia) and Richard Warshak (USA).

Please note that the annual conference of AFCC will begin within hours of the close of our conference, within walking distance. This may be of interest to those who might wish to attend both conferences.

If you are interested in submitting a paper for consideration to present at the conference, please prepare and submit a 150-250 word abstract or a summary of your presentation by 30th November, 2016 using the following link:

Your proposal will be reviewed by members of the ICSP Scientific Committee, and notifications of acceptance will be made by 15th January, 2017. If you would like more information about the conference, please visit the temporary conference website

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Office:

or contact the conference manager Dr Ned Holstein directly:
phone: (001) 617 429-8901

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.