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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.


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

Please note that you'll need access to the following to participate in this webinar:

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Headphones recommended
  • Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in or external to your computer)

Contact us

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


12 - 1:30pm AEST on 22 May 2024

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