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The Voice of the Child in Separation & Divorce: Learning from Research and International Best Practice

Relationships Scotland

Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

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THE VOICE OF THE CHILD IN SEPARATION & DIVORCE:  

Learning from Research and International Best Practice

 

CURRENT EVIDENCE ON OUTCOMES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,

AND EARLY INTERVENTIONS FOR SUPPORTING THE JOURNEY

 Friday 23rd June 2017

 9.30am for 10am start

1pm lunch and finish

 18 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP

 

                          

Professor Jennifer McIntosh.

 Deakin University,

 Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED),

 ChildrenBeyondDispute.com

We are delighted to welcome Professor Jenn McIntosh from Australia to deliver this half day seminar focusing on the impact of separation and divorce on children, and interventions that enable the child’s voice and developmental needs to be heard.

Professor McIntosh is a developmental psychologist, researcher and award winning pioneer of child inclusive family law methodologies.

Session 1: The developmental consequences of divorce and separation for children: current evidence

Summarising current systematic and meta-analytic evidence, McIntosh will bring to life the latest research literature on the influence of parental separation and conflict for social and emotional development in the pre-school and early school years.

Session 2: The voice of the child: evidence based approaches to enhancing family outcomes in family law disputes

McIntosh will describe the essence of child inclusive family law methodologies, and its growing evidence base. She will consider forensic, therapeutic and mediation contexts within which we can enable the child’s voice to be heard. She will focus on how we might best harness the ameliorative potential of the child’s feedback, to enhance parenting, co-parenting responsiveness and outcomes for children. McIntosh also considers the ‘voice of the infant’, and outlines emerging evidence on approaches for enhancing a developmental focus for the dispute resolution process when the care of very young children is at issue.

The seminar will include an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Outline timings:
 

9.30am   - Registration and refreshments

10.00am - Session 1 

11.20am - Refreshments

11.40am - Session 2

1.00pm   - Lunch

2.00pm   - Close

Professor Jennifer McIntosh is a clinical and developmental psychologist, family therapist, and researcher. She is Professor of Early Childhood and Attachment Studies, Deakin University, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development. She is a Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and in this role, oversees a nested study of attachment development within Australia’s older longitudinal study: the Australian Temperament Project.

Professor McIntosh has a long history in developing and testing interventions that promote better parenting in the face of conflict and change. She has played a leading role in national and international research, and associated professional development programs. Key stakeholders include the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Family and Community Services, The Office for the Status of Women, and the Family Court of Australia, the UK Family Justice Council, AFCC (USA), International Social Services Cross Borders Mediation Project (Geneva).

There is more information about Jenn and her work here: http://childrenbeyonddispute.com/jennifer-mcintosh/

 

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There is a charge of £50 to cover presenter fees and expenses.      

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation 11 days or more before the date of the event: 100% refund  

Cancellation between 10 days and 4 days before the date of the event: 50% refund

Cancellation 3 days or less before the date of the event: no refund.

 

Please make your booking no later than Friday 9 June 2017.

If you have chosen to be invoiced, these will be issued shortly after the closing date.

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18 York Place
EH1 3EP Edinburgh
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Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)


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Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland.  Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties.  Around 20,000 people have contact with our services each year.

The National Office of Relationships Scotland supports a network of 22 member services.  We are a national voice for relationship services and we influence political and legislative policy development in the area of family support.

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