I hope this finds you well. As some of you already know, I am the Director of The Family Matters Centre in Auckland, New Zealand, from where I consult with children and families. I also advise on family justice policy and have been training industry professionals for many years.
My particular research specialisation is working in child-inclusion in mediation: over the past two decades, I have published pioneering research and practised extensively in this area.
Child-Inclusion and Policy
Finally, after much lobbying, the Ministry of Justice is set to evaluate the way child inclusion can be incorporated as a guiding principle in parental dispute resolution in out-of-court settings.
This follows their 2019 review of the Family Court, for which I was invited to advise as a published researcher on family mediation.
Below is a no-cost 60-minute video of my research-backed child-inclusion model. It offers an overview of why this way of working offers such (proven) benefits, and how the model works.
Opportunity: Advanced Child-Inclusion Training (Online )
I am currently finalising participants and dates for my online child-inclusion professional training course. As a former lecturer, upskilling industry practitioners is something I particularly enjoy.
Modules covered include:
- crafting the feedback interview with parents,- working with high and intractable parental conflict,- the difference between a "voice" and a "choice" for a child, - use of tools and skills for the child interview,- child-parent contact problems and alienation,- inclusion of the extended family,
To register your interest in the course and receive more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Feedback from previous training modules attended by family practitioners:
- "Jill has a powerful and engaging interest in her subject. We all learnt so much." - Lawyer for Child, Wellington
- "Jill has a wonderful teaching style and I often hear her voice as I continue to develop my practice."- FDR Mediator, Auckland
- "The delivery of theory integrated with practical experience made this a very professional training."- Counselor, Christchurch
Getting child-inclusion right is a matter of urgency for public health. No court order comes close to parents realising the importance of maintaining their child's attachment to them both.
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