Access to Justice for Children: Equipping Adults to Support Children and Youth in Justice Processes
Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, 2020
9:00 am - 4:30 pm (both days)
Vancouver location TBA
or attend via webinar for Day 1 only
Indigenous Youth Art Reception: Day 1
Thursday, March 5, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Click on the link to register for Day 1 in-person or via webinar. You must attend Day 1 (in-person or via webinar) to attend Day 2.
Who should attend: Lawyers in all practice areas, judges, family justice counselors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, law students, and everyone whose work impacts children.
Learning level: All levels
Does your work involve children in justice processes such as mediation, arbitration, or court? If yes, this course is for you.
The course is designed to equip professionals with fundamental knowledge and skills to uphold the rights and well-being of children in justice processes, regardless of legal domain. It will also assist professionals to qualify for various Rosters operating in BC to help children, and their access to justice.
Day One provides participants with a knowledge base to identify and adapt practices depending on a child’s unique context, including culture, child and brain development, and rights such as best interests of the child.
Day Two provides skills training to participants on listening to children, supporting their meaningful participation in decisions that affect them, as well as roster requirements specific to at least one of these organizations:
- Hear the Child Society
- Child and Youth Legal Centre
- Legal Services Society’s Independent Legal Advice for Children program contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development
- Mediate BC
All of these organizations, as well as the Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference, and the CBABC Children’s Law Section, share an interest in maintaining rosters of professionals who are well versed in child rights and expertise specific to working with children and youth and are participating in the program’s planning.
Presented in collaboration with
Aboriginal Family Healing Court Conference
Association of Collaborative Family Separation Professionals
CBABC Children’s Law Section
Hear the Child Society of BC
Legal Services Society of BC
Mediate BC Child Protection Mediation Roster
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Society for Children and Youth - Child and Youth Legal Centre
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 12 hours
ADR Professionals Annual Maintenance CPD: TBA hours of content applicable for mediators, parenting coordinators, and arbitrators.
Social Workers: Meets the requirements for CPD for Social Workers.
Halie Kwanxwa'loga Bruce — Cedar and Sage Law Corporation, Chilliwack
The Honourable Donna J. Martinson, QC — Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of BC, Vancouver
Suzanne S. Williams — Brown Henderson Melbye, Victoria
Register by February 6/20
After February 6/20
|Webinar (Day 1 only)
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(Day 1 only)
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the reference materials.
*Lunch is included both days.
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