This two-part interdisciplinary on-demand series dives into the requirement in the Divorce Act requiring that family violence, including coercive controlling behaviours, be considered when making best-interests determinations regarding children. This 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.
Session 1: Understanding Coercive Control in the Context of Family Violence
This session provides family law professionals with information they need to get a basic understanding of how this concealed, patterned, and harmful behaviour presents in family law disputes and discuss the impact of coercive control on the development of parenting plans. This session further explores the perils of subjective impressions, as well as areas where the legal system and the interventions it provides are vulnerable to misuse. Family Law lawyers will walk away with a framework to help identify the specific behaviours they can expect to see in cases of coercive control.
This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on February 17, 2021. Total running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes.
Session 2: Understanding the Legal Framework
This session provides an important refresher on the Protection Against Family Violence Act and a review of the amendments to the Divorce Act addressing family violence. This session discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the tools available to deal with family violence in the context of family law disputes, the duty of litigators, mediators, arbitrators, and parenting coordinators to screen for family and domestic violence, the new federal screening questionnaire, and other means of assessing for the presence of family violence.
This on-demand program was originally broadcasted as a webinar on February 24, 2021. Total running time is 2 hours, 49 minutes.
This purchase includes the on-demand recordings from both days.
John-Paul E. Boyd QC, John-Paul Boyd Arbitration Chambers
Glenda Lux MA, R.Psych., Lux Psychology
Wayne Barkauskas QC, Wise Scheible Barkauskas
Carrie McManus RSW, Sagesse
Allison Mitic, Wise Scheible Barkauskas
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