16 January 2013

Families Change: A day with Professor Patrick Parkinson

The BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society, in conjunction, I understand, with Collaborative Divorce Vancouver and Mediate BC, are hosting a seminar with the renowned family law expert Patrick Parkinson of the Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney. The talk is billed as:
"A full day educational opportunity for mental health professionals and lawyers to hear an internationally recognized expert on children and divorce, and to dialogue with a family law professional who brings a perspective of many years as a legal scholar, researcher, and family law reformer." 
Professor Parkinson has written extensively on various aspects of the enduring responsibility of parents to meet their children's needs after separation. He will be speaking on topics which include:
  • the results of a five-year longitudinal study on the impact of relocation;
  • what research says about the post separation arrangements for children under the age of four; and,
  • the myths, perceptions and realities of family law reform. 
The seminar will be held from 9:00am to 4:30pm on Friday 15 February 2013 in Vancouver at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. The early bird cost of registration is $201.60. 

For more information contact Phyllis Kenney at pcadmin@shaw.ca. A registration form will shortly be posted on the website of the BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society at www.bcparentingcoordinators.com.