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Overcoming Barriers Training - What To Do When a Child Resists or Rejects a Parent

  • 09/30/2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom

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What To Do When a Child Resists or Rejects a Parent
Some of the most difficult cases we face occur when a child resists or refuses contact with a parent. In these cases, conventional wisdom typically does not work. This program provides an overview of the many factors contributing to this dynamic, why these "resist/refuse" cases are different, what makes them so challenging, and the tools every family law professional needs to be able to deal with them more effectively.

A multi-disciplinary expert panel of a judge, an attorney, and a mental health professional will discuss the following themes: The consequences (to the children) of doing nothing; Why a whole-family approach is necessary; Why a provider "team" is necessary; How team members can work together effectively and within the confines of their ethical obligations; and Why time is of the essence.

Building on these themes we take a closer look at the different components of the practitioner's tool-kit for cases in which a child resists or refuses contact with a parent. The panel offers practical tips and strategies for dealing with these cases, including: How to educate parents on the dynamic and its effects on children; Identifying Red Flags; Building an effective team to work with the whole family; What therapist/s can (and cannot) do in these cases; Working with opposing counsel; Attorney’s work with clients; Engaging the Judicial Officer; Developing effective service agreements and court orders as well as measures of accountability; and What to do when a case involves domestic abuse or trauma.

Presenters: Hon. Lynda Munro (retired), Louise Truax, JD and Leslie Drozd, PhD. The presenters are members of the Overcoming Barriers Board and Advisory Council.

Hosted by Child Custody Collaborative and provided for free thanks to the generous donations of our members.

This is a three hour training from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., 3.0 MCLE (pending approval)

Sep 30, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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