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Every Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm AEST – 20 May to 24 June 2020


Each Wednesday between the 20th of May and the 24th of June 2020, the national Family Law Pathways Networks will present a free Webinar to our members.

The Networks have collaborated to bring you a series of high-calibre expert presenters to broaden knowledge and understanding around issues impacting separating families. This comprehensive series will cover an array of topics and themes, presenters and topics are below.

To register click on the webinar title below, and the relevant links to participate will be circulated the morning of each presentation.

20 May – Trent Savill – Understanding and Responding to Controlling & Escalated Behaviour in Children 

27 May – Liz Sanders – The Attachment-Style Interview

3 June – Ben Grimes – Linguistic and Cultural Barriers to Aboriginal Access to Justice

10 June – David Mandel – A Safety Model for Working with Survivors & Perpetrators in Domestic & Family Violence (will run at 11:00 am AEST)

17  June – Rose Cuff – Parenting Capacity & Mental Health

24 June – Dr Margaret Spencer – Complex Circumstances – Parents with Intellectual Disaability. 


17  June – 1:00 pm – Rose Cuff – Parenting Capacity & Mental Health
Rose Cuff, coordinator of the Families where a Parent has a Mental Illness (FaPMI) Strategy, will explore concepts of parenting & capacity in the context of deepening our understanding about the challenges & strengths experienced by parents, their children & families who live with mental ill health.


24 June – 1:00 pm – Dr Margaret Spencer – Complex Circumstances – Parents with Intellectual Disability. 
Dr Margaret Spencer, University of Sydney, will argue that assessing what the best interest of a child, based on the current reliance on assessment of parenting capacity is a flawed process. She will look specifically at this in relation to families where one or both parents have disabilities. Margaret will propose that instead of asking, Is this parent capable of parenting? We should ask “How can the parenting of this child be supported?”

In light of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 virus and heightened concerns about the spreading of the virus throughout communities, Family Law Pathways Network wishes to advise that we have cancelled all live events until further notice.

We will reschedule events when it is safe to do so. We are not able to confirm these dates as yet, as this is a rapidly developing situation. We will keep you informed as and when we firm up our new plans. Once we have confirmed the new dates, rest assured, we will be in contact with you.

While we are very disappointed, the decision to postpone events is necessary for the protection of the community and to help reduce the transmission of the virus. This is especially important given predictions that the pandemic will peak in Australia in winter. We all need to pull together at this difficult time and help ‘flatten the curve’.

Once this period of caution and containment is over, we sincerely hope you can join us at our rescheduled events. More than ever, the pandemic shows us how central families are to the care of children, our elders and our communities.

Stay safe, look after each other and most of all stay healthy and keep smiling.