When parents separate, it can be a difficult time for them and their children.
It is normal for separating families to experience a range of strong emotions and families often need to adjust to new living arrangements.
In this workshop, you will learn about the separation process, how it impacts parents and children and how you can assist parents, children and adolescents to manage this change within your work setting.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the separation process and the impact on families and children
- demonstrate knowledge of the family law system and family dispute resolution (FDR)
- identify behaviours in children resulting from separation and strategies to manage these behaviours
- assist parents to better manage their separation and support their children
- identify when families need more support.
Community organisation workers, school staff, health professionals, youth workers, child and family workers, and counsellors.
About the presenters
Astrid Horter is the Program Leader Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation Training at Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV). She holds tertiary qualifications in law and psychology and is an experienced family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP) and child consultant. Astrid coordinates RAV’s CHC81115 Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, Mediation Training Course, and delivers training for RAV and external organisations. Astrid has extensive experience working in community organisations as a clinical supervisor, trainer and manager.
John Ravesi is a highly experienced FDRP, mediator, counsellor and coach. He is currently a Trainer/Assessor within the FDR and Mediation Training Program at RAV and delivers a variety of programs to external organisations. He has held multiple senior leadership, supervisory and clinical roles in a variety of community organisations.
Adrien March is an FDRP with a broad base of skills and experience, including mediation practice, training and dispute resolution research. Her practice experience covers mediating using facilitative and transformative models in the FDR and National Mediation Accreditation System (NMAS) schemes. Adrien’s specialisations include working with rainbow families and high-conflict disputes. Her training expertise includes course development and conducting FDR and NMAS training, coaching and evaluation for RAV and other organisations.
- Registrations for scheduled workshops close 48 hours before the event.
- Workshops must be paid for at least 2 business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled.
- If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.