Collaborative Decision-making in Child Welfare

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On the rebroadcast date, you will have until midnight of that rebroadcast date to access the course. Please note that technical support will be available during regular CLEBC business hours.

Last Kick at the Can Series 2023
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

(Original Webinar Date: June 19, 2023)

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Who should attend: Lawyers, legal advocates, frontline support workers, and others engaged with families navigating the child welfare system

Learning level: All levels

Engaging with the child welfare system can be incredibly disempowering for families. Numerous Collaborative Decision-making (CDM) processes are available and are designed to empower families, including youth, to participate actively in decision-making that impacts them. CDM processes include mediation, family group conferences (FGCs), family case planning conferences (FCPCs), youth transition conferences, and traditional decision-making.

With so many options, it can be very difficult for families to navigate process choice. When would it be better to request mediation instead of an FGC? When and where can one ask for a youth transition conference?

Participants will learn more about existing collaborative decision-making processes and how to assist clients to choose the process(es) that best supports them. Speakers will share information about navigation services, research into "early" and preventative mediation, and how to best support clients in preparing for and participating in these processes.

Speakers will also discuss examples of changes and increased opportunities for CDM, as First Nations exercise jurisdiction for their children and develop legislation to guide decision-making in this area.

Legal advocates, please contact Customer Service for a special price.

Mediate BC Roster mediators will receive 20% off the full regular course registration fee. Please contact Customer Service to register.

Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 3.5 hours (a minimum of 1 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management). Please note: The CPD hours of the rebroadcast will either meet or exceed the CPD hours of the original live webinar course.

Course Instructors
Lori Frank, RRM — Director of Child Welfare Initiatives, Mediate BC and Lori Frank Mediation & Consulting, Victoria
Sharon Sutherland, RRM — Executive Director, Mediate BC, Tsawwassen
Rowena Veylan Indigenous Initiatives Lead, Mediate BC, North Vancouver

Last Kick at the Can 2023
Rebroadcast $297
Rebroadcast Articled Student $148.50

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Darsey Meredith

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