Just another reminder to register for the AFCC Alberta Conference March 16-17, 2023 in Edmonton at the Westin with a hybrid/virtual option available. Group rates, flexible registration for 1 day or 2 days. And a great line-up of speakers and presentations. The Registration page is on the AFCC website at http://www.afccalberta.org. see also – the info below.
We have some great speakers and presentations lined up:
** Keynote Speaker: Internationally renowned Dr. Michael Ungar on Building Resilience of Children & Families: the Role of Family Court
** Keynote Speaker: Justice Cheryl Arcand-Kootenay on ‘Best Interests’ in the new Divorce Act: How Are We Doing in Practice?
** Panel on Transforming Family Justice in Alberta: Are We There Yet? With Justice Gaylene Kendell, Diana Lowe KC, Deanne Sowter
** Presentation on Shared Parenting & Family Violence: The Disconnect between Research and Reality with Prof. Beth Archer-Kuhn and psychologist Glenda Lux
** Advancing Parenting Coordination in Alberta; Take-Aways from the BC Experience with JP Boyd KC
** Trauma-Informed Practice, and more!
For those of you who are not familiar with AFCC – The Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, it is an international multi-disciplinary organization bringing together Family lawyers, mental health professionals, judges, mediators, researchers and others working on issues related to the resolution of family conflicts impacting children. The Alberta Chapter has been very active for years (Ontario also has a very active Chapter in Canada) and current membership includes almost all mental health professionals in Alberta working in any Court-adjunct role on Family files, as well as a good number of Family lawyers, plus some judges and others. It’s an amazing and very affordable resource for professional development and networking. For any lawyer working on Parenting matters it is the most valuable resource around!