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2020 Events

January 29 to February 1 Meeting with Children: A Child-Centred Approach

Presenters: Lorri Yasenik PhD and Jon Graham

Calgary SW, Alberta

For Child Specialists, Family Dispute Resolution Professional, Parenting Coordinators, Family Mediators, Child and Family Counsellors, Family Lawyers, Independent Children’s Lawyers.

This two day program will explore the skills necessary to authentically meet with post-separation children and youth and bring the voice of children to parents. Starting from a position that all children over 5 years should be given the opportunity to participate in ADR processes that affect them, Lorri and Jon consider the question of how to authentically engage with children and youth, creating space for he messages from children can be brought back to parents in a way that is not only safe, but is also is authentic to the child.

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February 3 & 4 Meeting With Parents: A new approach to bringing the voice of children to parents

Presenters:Lorri Yasenik PhD and Jon Graham

Calgary SW, Alberta

For Child Specialists, Family Dispute Resolution Professional, Parenting Coordinators, Family Mediators, Child and Family Counsellors, Family Lawyers, Independent Children’s Lawyers

This two day program will explore the skills necessary to bring the voice of children to parents. Starting from a position that all children over 5 years should be given the opportunity to participate in ADR processes that affect them, Lorri and Jon consider the question of how the messages from children can be brought back to parents in a way that is not only safe, but is also is authentic to the child.

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March 5 & 6 Access to Justice for Children: Best Interests of the Child

Presenters:Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce
The Honourable Donna J. Martinson, QC
Suzanne S. Williams

Pan Pacific Hotel, 999 Canada Place, Vancouver

Who should attend: Lawyers in all practice areas, judges, family justice counselors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, law students, and everyone whose work impacts children.

Learning level: All levels

This multi-disciplinary training meets the needs of professionals who work with children in all areas of law. It will help you sharpen your knowledge and practice on the best interests of the child, and meet each child's unique circumstances considering influences such as culture, ability, and trauma.

Using a practice framework, grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we will provide essential information on healthy development for children, best interest practices, and other access to justice needs at each age and stage of the child's life.

You will receive concrete examples and tips on how to adapt your practice to meet the child in their particular context. We will also explore the continuum of services available to children in BC to address these issues, and how to triage a situation given the lived reality of the child.

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October 15/16 Training in preparing Hear the Child Reports

Featuring Dr Mary Korpach

Are you a lawyer, social worker, mental health worker or other person involved in the lives of children and families?

Are you interested in bringing children’s voices to those who are making decisions about them?

Would you like to become a member of the Hear the Child Society Roster?

Then this training is for you!

Please save this date in your calendar and keep checking the Hear the Child Society website for updates and registration details.