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Coercive Control and Determinations Regarding Children

Dive into the upcoming amendments to the Divorce Act requiring that family violence, including coercive controlling behaviours, be considered when making best-interests determinations regarding children. This interdisciplinary program presents the valuable insights of an experienced psychologist on coercive control and how it may manifest in the day-to-day practices of family law professionals.

Join co-chairs, John-Paul E. Boyd QC of John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers and Glenda Lux MA, R.Psych. of Lux Psychology with presenters, Wayne Barkauskas QC of Wise Scheible Barkauskas, Carrie McManus RSW of Sagesse, and Allison Mitic of Wise Scheible Barkauskas for a 2-day webinar series entitled, Coercive Control and Family Violence.

On Day 1 (February 17), we will explore how harmful patterns of behaviours present themselves in family law disputes. Discuss the perils of subjective impressions, as well as areas where the legal system and the interventions it provides are vulnerable to misuse.

On Day 2 (February 24), hear an important refresher on the Protection Against Family Violence Act and a review of the amendments to the Divorce Act addressing family violence. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the tools available to deal with family violence in the context of family law disputes

Click to play this short clip illustrating the learning objectives for this 2-day webinar series. For more info and to register, click here.

Thank you to Glenda Lux MA, R.Psych. of Lux Psychology for creating and sharing this video with us.

Register Today!

Day 1 – February 17, 2021
Day 2 – February 24, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (each day)

Price: $345 + GST