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Research into Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Research into Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Family law professionals continue to become more and more aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  

In this webinar, participants will be given an opportunity to review the original and subsequent classifications of ACEs. 

The presenter will also discuss the importance of understanding: 

  • what is happening for children whose parents are going through FDR 
  • the lived experiences of parents when they themselves were young adults 
  • how to use these understandings in the family dispute resolution (FDR) process. 

Learning outcomes 

Participants will gain confidence in: 

  1. describing the classifications of ACEs 
  2. speaking to parties about ACEs 
  3. developing strategies to share with parties to mitigate the effects of ACEs.

Ideal for 

Family law practitioners, family dispute resolution practitioners, family workers, health and community practitioners and individual counsellors/therapists.

About the presenter 

Timothy McMichael is a Senior Manager and Change Leader. He has significant experience establishing and supporting a range of differing services for various NGOs across New Zealand. 

He's also a contributing writer for Lexis Nexis, Resolution Expert for Our Family Wizard and an active FDR practitioner and parenting coordinator. 

Timothy was the winner of the 2020 NZ Local Heroes Awards and the 2017 NZ Law Awards Mediator of the Year and was the winner of the Resolution Institute 2015 Practitioner Award for Significant Contribution to Dispute Resolution for the development and promotion of dispute resolution in his community. 

Timothy was also a runner up for Mediator of the Year in the 2015 and 2019 NZ Law Awards.  


75 minutes of content and 15 minutes of moderated Q&As.

Registration information

Registrations close 48 hours before the webinar start time.

If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.

In addition to the live event link, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording post-event.

When you click to book, you will be taken to our 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.

Webinar requirements

In order to participate in this webinar, 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)

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: [email protected]


3 - 4:30pm AEDT on Wednesday 1 November 2023

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