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Resist-Refuse Dynamics and Effects on Children

Resist-Refuse dynamics (RRD) is a term used in the context of high-conflict divorces or separations which involve children.  

It refers to the patterns of behaviour exhibited by parents or caregivers when they resist or refuse to cooperate with each other about child custody, visitation, and co-parenting arrangements.  

These dynamics can have significant negative effects on children involved in such situations. 

As such, strategies for promoting healthy parent-child contact are essential for the wellbeing and healthy development of children.  

They also contribute to a healthy society by fostering positive family dynamics and healthier communities. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn strategies to manage Resist-Refuse dynamics and promote healthy contact between separated parents and their children. 

Learning outcomes

During this webinar, the presenter will discuss:

  • 3 essential coping abilities that children need to master in order to adjust successfully  
  • 3 interventions that can be useful in addressing parent-child contact problems before they become entrenched and severe 
  • 3 factors that may cause or contribute to parent-child contact problems  
  • 2 community resources that may be helpful in promoting healthy parent-child contact 
  • 3 steps that professionals can take when trauma is suspected or alleged.

Ideal for

Professionals working in mediation, family dispute resolution, family courts, community services organisations, health services, social work, counselling and family relationship services.

About the presenter

Lyn R. Greenberg, Ph.D., ABPP has over 30 years’ experience working with court-involved children and families. She provides parenting plan coordination, specialised treatment, consultation, training and expert witness services. She is the lead author and editor of ‘Evidence Informed Intervention for Court-Involved Families’ and has been recognized by both the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) and the American Psychological Association for her work.


Purchase information

Once this webinar is available, click to purchase and you will be taken to our payment gateway. Once you complete your purchase you will receive an email detailing how to access your recording in our Moodle Learning Management System.

Contact us

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

This webinar was recorded in May 2024.


This 1.5-hour pre-recorded webinar will be available to purchase soon.

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