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2017 Events

December 1 Meeting with Children: Introducing a Structured Approach

Presenter: Lorri Yasenik Ph.D.

Fri, Dec 1; 9am – 4:30pm at The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC

This one-day training will focus on non-evaluative meetings with children. How do we create opportunities for children to describe their experiences of family and social life post separation? How do children and young people want to speak with us? How do we get out of the way of leading the child and hear what children have to say?

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Oct 6 Recognizing Parental Alienation in High Conflict Divorce – Level 1

Facilitated by: Terri Rypkema, RCC

Fri, Oct 6, 9am-4pm at UBC Robson Square

Discover the basic characteristics and causes of Parental Alienation Syndrome. In this introductory course, learn how to recognize parental alienation in families going through a high-conflict divorce involving child custody concerns.

Sept 15-16 Finding the Best Ways Forward

Organized by: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family and the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

Friday & Saturday, Sept 15-16, 2017; 8:15am-4:30pm at Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta

Finding the Best Ways Forward is a two-day national symposium gathering together leading stakeholders to share information and dialogue about how the voices of children and youth are heard, how their interests are protected and how their evidence is received in justice processes. The symposium will generate innovative proposals for policy reform, best practices, and recommendations for future research about children’s participation in justice processes.

The Symposium has been approved for 10 hours towards either the 6.5 hours of Basic Training, or the 17 hours of Additional Training, required for admission to the BC Hear the Child Interviewer Roster.

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Sept 14 Fundamentals of Canadian Family Law

Facilitated by: John-Paul Boyd, a lawyer, academic and the Executive Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family

Thursday, Sept 14, 2017; 1pm-4:30pm at Hyatt Regency, Calgary, Alberta

A special half-day conference on Canadian family law designed for mental health professionals, and anyone who is not a justice system professional, will precede the Finding the Best Ways Forward symposium. The conference will discuss the law on parenting and the care of children after separation, contemporary dispute resolution processes, and the traditional and emerging ways that the views and voices of children and youth are presented in those processes. The conference will help set the scene and provide valuable additional context for the work of the Finding the Best Ways Forward symposium.

The Symposium has been approved for 3.5 hours towards the 17 hours of Additional Training required for admission to the BC Hear the Child Interviewer Roster.

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