Megan Hunter from the High Conflict Institute in San Diego will talk about their new programme of online training intended to help separated parents to move on from their disputes with their ex-partner.
This training has been developed to teach and support parents to use simple skills to manage conflicts, negotiate decisions, promote respectful communication and encourage themselves in times of stress.
Lawyers, mediators and other family support professionals who work with separating parents are invited to hear how this online training helps parents strengthen conflict resolution and co-parenting skills.
New Ways for Families® teaches four basic relationship and conflict resolution skills: flexible thinking, managed emotions, moderate behaviours and checking yourself (checking yourself by reminding yourself to use these skills when new issues arise).
This 12-module online training programme will soon be available in Scotland supplemented by face-to-face or online coaching provided by Shared Parenting Scotland (formerly Families Need Fathers Scotland).
Megan will describe how their training works either as a court ordered programme for both separating parents or as training that either parent can undertake to build up skills and help defuse conflict.
In research conducted during a court ordered programme in Alberta, the New Ways for Families training showed a social return of $7.40 for every dollar invested and 68% of parents showed increased involvement with children and 42% improved their parenting co-ordination.
Megan Hunter is a speaker, author, and international expert on high-conflict disputes, complicated relationships, and Borderline Personality Disorder. She has over 13 years experience as the Family Law Specialist with the Arizona Supreme Court, and Child Support Manager of the Dawes County Attorney’s Office in Nebraska. (This event has 2.5 hrs of CPD)