Toronto, ON
This introductory course is geared to mental health professionals, mediators and lawyers interested in the practice of Parenting Coordination. No previous experience or knowledge of Parenting Coordination is required. Training curriculum complies with FDRIO and AFCC PC Guidelines for trainers. Using case examples, topics covered:

❖ roles & functions of the PC
❖ research update on parenting coordination process and outcomes
❖ social science literature & research on topics relevant to working with high conflict separated/divorced parents (e.g., impact of separation/divorce and parent conflict on children & adolescents, risk/resiliency factors, models of coparenting, parenting styles & effectiveness, parent-child contact problems)
❖ nuts & bolts of the PC process: responding to initial queries; referral management; screening & intake; informed consent & contracting, review of PC Agreement; parent education/coaching; consensus building phase (conflict-resolution, facilitation & negotiation); specialized skills for working with high conflict coparenting; case management; involvement of collateral sources; and, arbitration phase (relevant arbitration legislation & regulations, procedures & writing of awards)
❖ risk & benefits of including children in dispute resolution processes
❖ professional guidelines & training requirements; ethical issues, tricky issues & lessons learned(ing)
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