Providing meaningful participation to children and youth involved in the legal system
Friday, May 17, 2024
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
CLEBC Boardroom, 500 - 1155 West Pender, Vancouver
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Who should attend: Lawyers whose practice includes children and families, and all practice areas involving children and youth; judges, family justice counsellors, mediators, arbitrators, parenting coordinators; anyone involved in access to justice; psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers
Learning level: All levels
At this interview training workshop, you will learn how to adapt your practice to ensure that you are creating safe spaces, respecting boundaries, and providing meaningful participation when working with young people involved in the legal system.
This workshop will provide practical tools for professionals who work with young people as clients or as witnesses in legal processes. There will be particular focus on how information can be gathered from young people in a manner that respects and honours them as individual rights bearers.
Attendees will learn skills that will assist them in working with young people involved in family processes.
At this workshop you will learn how to:
- create a safe, trauma-informed, culturally-aware space for an interview
- create an Indigenous-informed safe space for Indigenous children and families
- build rapport with young people
- invite and encourage young people to share their views
- ensure young people understand how and why their views are being shared and used
- assess capacity and ability of each young person
- access the Child Rights Toolkit and other resources you can start using right away
Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 6 hours (this course will contain a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
Suzette Narbonne — Managing Lawyer, Child and Youth Legal Centre, Society for Children and Youth of BC, Vancouver
Michael Zimmerman — Managing Lawyer (Roster), Child and Youth Legal Centre, Society for Children and Youth of BC, Vancouver
Register by Apr. 19/24
After Apr. 19/24
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*Please note: The in-person session is dependent on a minimum number of registrants and may not be confirmed until 4 weeks before the course date.
Are you an Indigenous lawyer/Articled Student/legal support staff/paralegal or community member?
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