Education

adult_hears_child_text

2020 Events

ICCFL training events for the remainder of 2020

Lorri Yasenik and Jon Graham have moved their training online.

The formation of practice-with-peers TM groups is central to the learning environment. We have tried and tested the p-w-p groups and not only do they work, they are fun! Each small p-w-p group meets together either online or in-room, to learn together through discussion and skills practice. Each course is supported by ample tutorial time with Lorri and Jon, and also an extensive library of videos and other materials.

The Online learning allows trainees to login from anywhere. We set about to come up with a timetable that makes attendance manageable across continents and time zones.

Click here for more information

2020 ADRBC Symposium Webinar Series

In lieu of the 2020 ADRBC Symposium, our team is working on creating a series of webinars for the benefit of our members. These webinars will be released each month and will be made available for purchase as individuals or as complete package. Individual webinars will contribute 2 CPD credits to your portfolio, with the entire series contributing 14 credits.

Webinars will be recorded and made available for those purchasing the package once they have commenced, or for those who want to view a past webinar.

Click here for more information

September 24 - November 5 A Trauma Informed Approach to Child Protection Mediation

4-Part Webinar Series at 2pm Eastern on Thursdays:
September 24, 2020
October 8, 2020
October 22, 2020
November 5, 2020
2:00pm Eastern - 1 hour for each

Child protection mediations are among the most difficult mediations done by mediators. There are many reasons for this. The subject matter is always difficult and emotionally charged for all parties because you are dealing with children and their caretakers, many of whom have suffered or are suffering from addiction, disabilities or mental health challenges. The breadth of knowledge required encompasses provincial and federal laws, region specific practices, advanced mediation skills, and an understanding of diverse groups and the acute, chronic and complex traumas that have influenced and affected that group or individual intergenerationally. The effect of trauma and stress on the brain architecture and development of children is a complex but important area that will also be touched upon.

This 4-part course will provide an overview of what you need to know to effectively mediate child protection cases. It will also provide some specific trauma informed tools that can assist you in preparing for mediation with high conflict, traumatized parties.

Click here for more info

September 28 - November 20 Parenting Coordination Online Training

Presented by: Susan Boyan & Kat Bellamano
Location: Via Webinar
Time: Fridays, 1 - 3pm EDT

Parenting Coordination is a child- centred dispute resolution process for families with children who are separated or divorced and continue to have unresolved conflict. Generally, it is a process that includes coaching, and education, consensus building and, when authorized, decision making. Families can enter parenting coordination by contract or court order, depending on the laws in their area.

Who should attend:

It is for professionals who wish to become parenting coordinators and work with high-conflict divorce families. Generally, course participants should be practicing lawyers, dispute resolution professionals or mental health professionals with many years of experience working with families. Qualifications to practice as a parenting coordinator vary by region and additional training or skills may be required in your jurisdiction.

Click here for more info and registration

September 30 Family Law in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by: BC Hear the Child Society
Chaired by: Carla Lewis, Lewis Kennelly
Time: 9am to 12:30pm
Where: Attend via Live Webinar

Key Areas Addressed:
• Court and procedural matters
• Alternative dispute resolution
• Parenting, property, support and family maintenance enforcement
• Starting a new practice in a pandemic and other personal experiences

Who Should Attend:
• Lawyers of all levels advising on family law matters
• Family law arbitrators
• Family law mediators
• Government officials and employees engaged in family matters
• Family service providers

Click here for more info

October 15/16 Non-Evaluative Child Interview Training (Hear the Child Reports)

Presented by: BC Hear the Child Society
Instructors: Dr. Mary Korpach and Arlene H. Henry, QC, plus guest presenters
Location: Via Webinar
Time: 9am to 5pm

Who should attend:
  • Any professional who meets with children and believes children should have a voice in family justice matters that affect them.
  • Any professional seeking to apply to the BC Hear the Child Society Roster?


  • What you will learn:
  • Mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
  • Social science research on the benefits and cautions of listening to the voices of children
  • Integrating the child’s voice into different dispute resolution options
  • How to conduct a Hear the Child interview and write a non-evaluative HTC report
  • Pitfalls to avoid as a non-evaluative child interviewer, including interviewer bias and memory, suggestibility

  • Click here for more info -- and check back here for updates and registration details

    Save these dates!!