A unique, innovative day's worth of training - spread over six easily accessible online sessions - that will help you to put children first when advising parents.
About the Course
Working with parents squabbling over child arrangements can be stressful and, if not carefully handled, be an enormous drain on both you and your practice. Even more importantly, a bitter dispute between parents can damage any children involved for years to come. So, as a professional family law advisor, it is your duty to make sure that you have the knowledge, tools and confidence to understand the impact that separation has on children so you can better help your clients stop warring and come up with a resolution that shields the children from the worst of the damage. In doing so you will also help to protect your own wellbeing and the reputation of your practice
This unique and innovative course will help you meet that challenge. In a full day’s worth of training – presented over 6 easily accessible online one hour sessions and following the story of Henry a child in the middle of an unhappy separation - Dr Angharad Rudkin, will explore and explain some of the critical issues in child and parent well-being during divorce and provide ideas about how to manage them.
Angharad is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working with children and their families. In each session she will be joined by guest family law practitioner, so you can be sure that the advice and guidance you gain will be firmly grounded in the realities of the issues that arise daily in such cases.
Alongside the six sessions you will also be able to discuss the issues raised with the course leaders and your fellow delegates in a dedicated private forum.
NOTE: If you cannot attend all sessions live don't worry. You will be able to catch up with recordings at any time.
Wednesday 1st November, 1-2pm
How do children and teens think?
An exploration of child development research to understand what happens in a child's brain and body during childhood, and how this impacts on a children's experience of divorce.
Wednesday 8th November, 1-2pm
What does Attachment actually mean?
A summary of attachment theory and how it can help us understand the needs of children and parents going through divorce.
Wednesday 15th November, 1-2pm
Communication with children.
How parents can best listen to their children and talk to them in a way that children can understand.
Wednesday 22nd November, 1-2pm
Co-parenting when separated.
An exploration of the importance of positive co-parenting, the challenges of this and how to overcome them.
Wednesday 29th November, 1-2pm
The impact of divorce, conflict and absence on children.
A consolidation of the research on the impact of divorce on children, focusing particularly on parental conflict and parental absence.
Wednesday 6th December, 1-2pm
Child well-being and mental health - bringing it all together.
A review of the key messages from the previous five sessions, plus new information on child well-being and mental health. Applying this new knowledge to understand Henry and his family.
Each session will be presented online using Zoom. You will be sent a link a day or two before each session is broadcast.