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Dr Margaret Spencer: Complex Needs - Parents with Intellectual Disability

Family Law Pathways Networks presents: Dr Margaret Spencer Parents with Intellectual Disability Wednesday 24 June 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm AEST The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by leading expert Dr Margaret Spencer, discussing parents with intellectual disabilities. Are we asking the wrong questions? In this webinar, Margaret Spencer will argue that assessing the best interest of a child, based on the current reliance on assessment of parenting capacity is a flawed process. She will look specifically at this in relation to families where one or both parents have disabilities. Relying on the UNCRPD and contemporary disability research, policy and p

Rose Cuff: Parenting Capacity and Mental Health

Family Law Pathways Networks presents: Rose Cuff Parenting Capacity and Mental Health Wednesday 17 June 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm AEST The Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by leading expert Rose Cuff,discussing parenting capacity and mental health. This presentation will explore concepts of parenting and capacity in the context of deepening our understanding about the challenges and strengths experienced by parents, their children and families who live with mental ill health. The discussion will cover principles of engagement, validation and understanding what parents bring to the spaces in which we meet them, managing complexity and fostering resilie

David Mandel: Best Outcomes for Children in Domestic Violence Cases

Family Law Pathways Networks presents: David Mandel Best Outcomes for Children in Domestic Violence Cases Wednesday 10 June 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm AEST As part of our free webinar series the Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by leading expert David Mandel! Promoting the best outcomes for children: Using a perpetrator pattern-based approach in domestic violence cases Domestic violence is one of the most challenging factors facing family courts.  In this webinar, David Mandel, the creator of the internationally-known Safe & Together Model, will describe how a perpetrator pattern-based approach to domestic violence cases involving children can help wit

Event Report: Sunshine FRC Property Mediation

On Thursday 28 May 2020, the Victorian Family Law Pathways Network – Greater Melbourne in collaboration with Sunshine Family Relationship Centre, hosted a local event designed for the legal profession to explain the process for property dispute resolution. This event marked the inaugural event and is the first step for the VFLPN to introduce our network to the western suburbs, and host collaborative meetings. These meetings are a platform for professionals meet to discuss issues and referral processes within in the family law sector of Melbourne’s western suburbs. The Sunshine FRC is offering their clients Family Dispute Resolution for property disputes as well as parenting, and was seeking

Ben Grimes: Understanding differences between Aboriginal and Standard English narrative styles

Family Law Pathways Networks presents: Ben Grimes Predictable Miscommunication: Understanding differences between Aboriginal and standard English narrative styles Wednesday 3 June 2020 1:00 - 2:30 pm AEST As part of our free webinar series the Family Law Pathways Networks across Australia invite you to join a free webinar by leading expert Ben Grimes! Understand the differences between Aboriginal and Standard English Narrative Styles with Ben Grimes, a lawyer and linguist who specialises in communication issues in the legal system and cross-cultural legal education. Interaction with clients and witnesses often involves asking a person to give a narrative about events. The narrative forms t

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