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Supporting Separated Families

Supporting Separated Families

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 on parents and children and how you can assist parents, children and adolescents to manage this change within your work setting.

Learning outcomes

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
  • develop an ability to identify behaviours in children resulting from separation and strategies to manage these behaviours
  • develop the ability in supporting parents to better manage their separation and support their children develop the ability to identify when families need more support.

Ideal for

Community organisation workers, school staff, health professionals, youth workers, child and family workers, and counsellors.

About the presenters

John Ravesi is a highly experienced Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP), mediator, counsellor and coach. He is currently a Trainer/Assessor within the Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) and Mediation Training Program at Relationships Australia Victoria (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.

Workshop requirements

Please note, in order to participate in this workshop, you will need access to the following:

  •  Desktop or laptop computer
  •  Reliable internet connection
  •  Headphones
  •  Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

Other information

  • When you click to register, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Registration cut-offs: 
    • Workshop registrations will close two business days before the event.
    • Workshops must be paid for at least two business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled. 
  • Training Workshops Cancellation Statement [PDF, 1MB] 

Future workshops

We're also delivering this workshop on the following dates. Click the links below to register:

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222


9:30am-12:30pm AEST on Thursday 5 May 2022

$220 including GST
Online (Zoom)
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