It’s well-known that children are harmed by exposure to significant conflict when parents separate. However, the traumatic impact on everyone involved has not been dissected and discussed much over the years. This interactive workshop will use film clips to highlight and discuss ways in which a family’s conflict results in trauma for their child, look at the parents’ behaviors through a trauma-focused lens, and provide for navigating bias and the trauma behaviors that arise in high conflict cases.
- At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to explain the differences between trauma-focused, allegation-focused, and personality-focused lenses with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity
- At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to identify trauma-focused ways in which children, parents, and family court professionals are harmed by high conflict
- At the end of this workshop, the learner will be able to apply specific actions to reduce the risks of harm when working with high-conflict families