Practices to help you effectively identify family violence
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26 and 27, 2023
9:00 am - 5:30 pm (both days) via webinar
Please note: This course will not be added to Courses on Demand. Courses involving professional speakers and skills-based workshops generally do not get added to Courses on Demand.
Who should attend: "Family Law Dispute Resolution Professionals" as defined by the Family Law Act, including: family justice counselors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators, and family lawyers
Learning level: All levels
For many, ending an intimate partnership is a time of danger. "Family violence" is defined under the BC Family Law Act ("FLA") to include all elements of physical and emotional violence and abuse. Research shows that family law professionals often fail to ask questions needed to properly assess risk and may also fail to recommend the most appropriate dispute resolution processes for their clients.
This highly interactive two-day workshop is the only comprehensive family violence training available in BC. Featuring real case studies, personal stories, role-playing, coaching, and review of current literature, research, and statistics, this is a must-attend event for family dispute resolution professionals looking to meet their training requirements under the FLA.
After participating in this workshop, you will be able to:
- assess presence of emotional or psychological family violence, in addition to physical violence
- identify any danger present from children, family members, and other individuals, in addition to former partners
- understand complex family violence dynamics, including mental illness, stress of separation, and personalities of parties involved
- assist clients in choosing dispute resolution processes that best keep them and their children safe
- empower your clients to negotiate effectively
Join us and improve your family violence awareness.
*DISCLAIMER: Learners are required to participate fully in the course. "Full participation" is in the faculty's sole discretion. Activities such as reading the paper, watching videos on the computer, not being present, engaging in phone calls, and disrupting the class with irrelevant activities will demonstrate a lack of full participation.
Please note: this course is offered remotely through a Zoom platform. A device equipped with a camera and microphone will be required to participate.
Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Contact Customer Service to register.
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 14 hours (including a minimum of 2 hours involving aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care, and relations, and/or practice management)
Carol W. Hickman, KC — Virgin Hickman, Vancouver
Arlene H. Henry, KC — Arlene H. Henry Law Corporation, Vancouver
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Registration includes an electronic copy of the workshop materials.
Register by Aug. 29/23
After Aug. 29/23
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