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The Voice of the Child in Family Law Featuring "Tommy"

Thursday 14 November 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Bowl, NAB Academy

500 Bourke Street


Ensuring the voice of the child is heard is an important and often challenging part of any practitioners work. Join the FLPN for this event on the voice of the child in family law with speaker Rachel Carson (Australian Institute of Family Studies) and featuring the airing of "Tommy", a short film by film maker and Barrister, Darren Mort.

Rachel Carson will present on the findings from the Children and Young People in Separated Families Project final report (2018), alongside practical recommendations for professionals seeking to include the voice of the child in their practice.

The event will conclude with a presentation by Darren Mort and the airing of the short film "Tommy". This powerful film is an excellent resource for lawyers, court services, and practitioners working with high conflict families, displaying the poignant experience of a child caught between the conflict of his parents.

Tickets are $10 per person.

Light catering will be provided


"Tommy" is about an 8 year old boy suffering from the conflict resulting from his parents' separation. Tommy finds solace with his imaginary friend, Tiger Terry, who helps him escape the abuse and see the world through different eyes: a world of hope and possibilities.

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