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     February 9, 2023 - February 10, 2023
     10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern

Location: Online (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)


  • Bev Churchill – BC HTCS Trainer
    Collaborative lawyer, Mediator, PC, Child Interviewer, Arbitrator and Trainer
  • Viviane Wingerack _ BC HTCS Trainer
    Clinical counsellor, collaborative professional, and family mediator
  • Hillary Linton
    BC HTC Roster Member, Mediator, Arbitrator, PC, and Trainer

Organization Presenting the Program: FDRIO (Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario) & BC Hear the Child Society

Description: The 2-day workshop will cover:

  • Child development – ages and stages
  • Trauma and impact on children
  • Benefits and cautions of listening to the voice of the child/adolescent
  • Mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
    Integrating the child’s voice into different dispute resolution options
  • Background and history of Hear the Child Reports
    How to conduct a HTC interview and write a non-evaluative HTC report
  • Effective interviewing skills, including video conferencing
  • Sample questions and reports
  • The art of introspection – understanding how our values, life experiences, culture and biases affect the interviewer’s lens
  • Pitfalls to avoid as a non-evaluative child interviewer
  • Review of case law with respect to HTC reports

Opportunities to practice the skills of conducting a non-evaluative child interview and writing a non-evaluative report will be integrated over the 2-day workshop, giving participants the opportunity to develop or enhance their proficiency in conducting non-evaluative child interviews and writing non-evaluative reports.

Pre-requisites: Strongly recommended

More than 20 hours of relevant education on topics such as the rights of children, research on the inclusion and exclusion of children in family justice decision-making, the impacts of family breakdown or transition on children, risks and protective factors for children in family justice processes, family dynamics of separation and divorce including high conflict family dynamics

Email: [email protected]

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