Upcoming Training – Screening for Power Imbalances (including Family Violence) in Collaborative Practice

Trainers: Cindy Chisvin, Hilary Linton, Nafisa Nazarali
Coaches: TBD

Knowing how to identify, assess and manage power in family dispute resolution (FDR) is critical for effective collaborative practice. In particular, knowing how to identify the factors that predict a risk of harm, and how to assess and safely manage family violence, is a fundamental competency for all collaborative professionals.

Using a combination of recorded and live lectures, small group discussions of case studies, and coached role plays with feedback, this course is designed to teach collaborative professionals how to identify, assess and manage risk and power imbalances in their practices.

Topics Include:

• Understanding all sources of negotiation power and how they affect the parties.
• Current research findings about Family Violence in family law matters.
• How to identify, assess and manage family violence in collaborative practice.
• A wide range of screening tools and guides.
• Best screening practices in collaborative practice.
• When and how to safely refer clients to more appropriate processes.
• Safety planning tools and resources.
• Confidentiality and exceptions.
• When and how to report a child in need of protection.

Date and Registration Details:

Dates: June 6, 13, 20 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $1,200 + HST