Education

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2020 Events

Monthly 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.

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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.

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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

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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

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