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UpcomingLondon Middlesex High Conflict Forum


  • September 20, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

The London Middlesex High Conflict Forum Presents:

Child and Family Therapy with High Conflict Post-Separation Families: De-escalating and Building New Directions with Dr. Jeff Chang

A two-day workshop for clinicians and others who work with children, youth, and families embroiled in a high conflict separation, and who wish to do so with more efficacy and less anxiety.

Dr. Jeff Chang, from Albert will share a conceptual map and practical tips for working with families embroiled in high-conflict separation, divorce, and parenting.

London HC Forum Workshop September 2018

London HC Post Sep Family Therapy Sept 20-21-18 poster

Location: Kings University College, Vitali Student Lounge, Wemple Building, London, ON

Register at lmhcf.com/events

 


UpcomingAFCC-O Pre-Conference Instititue


  • October 18, 2018
    1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Supporting Adopted Youth to Maintain Openness Connections with Birth Family and Communities

Elizabeth McCarty, Counsel, Office of the Children’s Lawyer;
Jennifer Gallagher, Counsel, Office of the Children’s Lawyer;
Pat Convery, Executive Director, Adoption Council of Ontario;
Maryanne King, Adoption Practitioner, Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM); and
Tara Noble, Registered Social Worker & Grief Counsellor.

Adopted children and youth benefit when they are able to maintain positive connections with their birth family members and maintain cultural connections. These relationships can be complex and difficult to navigate for youth and their adoptive and birth families. Everyone involved needs education, guidance and support along the way. The best defence is a good offence. This conference will review the benefits and challenges of openness arrangements and the legal framework of openness in Ontario. You will learn how to help families build supportive plans that can address
conflict resolution, grief and loss, social media and potential legal issues through an adoption lens. You will also hear directly from adopted youth as they discuss:
• the importance of children’s voices in openness planning; and
• the significance of continued connections to family and community for youth as they transition to adoptive homes.
Learn how you can transfer your clinical and legal skills gleaned from working with high conflict families to now assist in planning and providing guidance to families and youth trying to navigate these increasingly complex but important relationships.

Visit our 2018 AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Conference webpage for details and registration information

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
303 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 2R1


UpcomingAFCC-O New Professionals Event


  • October 18, 2018
    4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Parenting Issues in Family Law: Working with Assessors, Mediators and Other Family Professionals

Christine Kim, RSW, Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM);
Dr. Shely Polak, RSW, Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM);
Julie Hannaford, Lawyer; and
Justice Wendy Malcolm, Senior Advisory Family Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice.

Parenting issues in family law are often best resolved through an interdisciplinary approach. This year, we invite our new professionals (and seasoned veterans) to join us for a special panel discussion on an issue that affects everyone. This unique session will provide attendees with multiple valuable perspectives, designed to provide those working in family law matters with guidance on best practices for involving children.

Visit our 2018 AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Conference webpage for details and registration information.

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
303 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 2R1


UpcomingAFCC-O Celebration of Excellence


  • October 18, 2018
    4:45 pm - 9:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ontario Chapter is celebrating their 10th anniversary as an AFCC chapter!

 

We will honour 10 exceptional judges, mediators, psychologists, social workers, lawyers, and academics at our Celebration of Excellence Reception and Dinner.

Visit our 2018 AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Conference webpage for details and registration.

 

Venue:  

Venue Website:

Address:
303 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 2R1


UpcomingAFCC-O 10th AGM and Annual Conference


  • October 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm

SAVE THESE DATES!  Join us for our 10th year AFCC chapter anniversary “Celebration of Excellence” event on Thursday, October 18, 2018

AFCC-O’s 10th AGM and Annual Conference is a must not miss event!

Registration is open for our 10th Anniversary conference,  “The Future of Youth: Moving Beyond Risk to Resilience”

Announcing our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Ungar

Visit our 2018 AFCC-O 10th Anniversary Conference webpage for details and registration for conference events

 

 

Venue:  

Address:
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Description:
789 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON (Yonge St. and Bloor St.) Registration via our Conference Coordinator, Natalie Savage Email: natalie@the-planner.ca Phone: (416)255-2525


UpcomingParenting Coordination: Foundations


  • November 7, 2018 - November 9, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Offered by Barbara Jo Fidler, Ph.D., C.Psych., AccFM, FDRP PC

This introductory course is suitable for mental health professionals, mediators and lawyers. No previous experience or knowledge of parenting coordination is required.

Please download the below flyer and registration form for more information

FIDLER PC FOUNDATIONS NOV-18


UpcomingAdvanced Family Mediation


  • November 21, 2018 - November 23, 2018
    12:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by the Mediation Training Centre

November 21-23, 2018

The Mediation Training Centre is offering OAFM approved accreditation courses.  Join Christine Kim, Deborah Graham and Seema Jain, a diverse training team with over 50 years of combined mediation and training experience, and start helping families resolve disputes in sensible and creative ways.

For more exact course times, additional information, and to register  visit: www.mediationtrainingcentre.com. Early bird discounts available!

Download flyer below flyer for additional courses offered:

Mediation Training Centre Flyer – 2018


UpcomingInternship Opportunities & Bldg. Your Mediation Practice


  • November 30, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Offered by the Mediation Training Centre

November 30, 2018

The Mediation Training Centre is offering OAFM approved accreditation courses.  Join Christine Kim, Deborah Graham and Seema Jain, a diverse training team with over 50 years of combined mediation and training experience, and start helping families resolve disputes in sensible and creative ways.

For more exact course times, additional information, and to register  visit: www.mediationtrainingcentre.com. Early bird discounts available!

Download flyer below flyer for additional courses offered:

Mediation Training Centre Flyer – 2018



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