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You are invited to attend
our special YOUTH DAY Workshop on
16th June 2018

Our speakers and panel leaders are:
Professor Wesahl Domingo
(South African Law Commission and Head of WITS University School of Law)
Professor Madeleine de Jong
(South African Law Commission and UNISA Department of Law)
Dr Lynette Roux
(clinical psychologist & chairperson of NABFAM
Beverley Loubser
(attorney & chairperson of SAAM)
Marilé Viljoen
(clinical psychologist)

Parental alienation happens where one parent tries to stop the other parent from having a healthy relationship with their child. It is one of the most unfortunate and devastating consequences of family conflict, especially in divorce. Experts in the field of family law and psychology will share their knowledge and experience to help us better understand how parental alienation happens, what signs to look for and what steps can be taken to try to prevent or to minimise parental alienation.

Who should attend:

  • family law attorneys,
  • family support professionals (psychologists, social workers, counsellors, family coaches)
  • mediators
  • parents who are experiencing parental alienation
  • families in the process of divorce or post-divorce

Register and pay NOW!
* EFT payments and also card payments accepted with our payment partner Payfast

Family Assist – Marici 082 254 1677
Email: info@familyassist.co.za
The Collaborative Network – Marissa 083 964 0248
Email: marissa@collabnet.co.za


Date: Saturday, 16th June 2018 YOUTH DAY
Times: 08h30 – 14h30 (light lunch included)
Venue: Doxa Deo Midstream, 10 Chorges St, Midfields Estate, Pretoria, 1668 Tel: 010 590 5902
Cost: R395.00

08h30-09h00: Registration, tea and coffee, networking

09h00-09h10: Welcome

09h10-09h30: Opening address by Advocate Chris Maree of the Family Advocate’s Office Pretoria
– The importance of a proper parenting plan & giving effect to the “voice of the child” provisions of The Children’s Act 38 of 2005

09h30-10h00: Marilé Viljoen (clinicial psychologist)
– What is parental alienation and how does it happen?
– What are some of the challenges for mental health professionals working with families where there is parental alienation?

10h00-10h30: Professor Wesahl Domingo (South African Law Commission and Head of WITS University School of Law
– What is the current legislation that refers to family dispute resolution, – children and their relationship with their parents?
– News on the developments with the Law Commission Project: Issue Paper 31 Family Dispute Resolution: Care of and Contact with Children

10h30-11h00: 1st panel discussion led by Bev Loubser (Chairperson of SAAM, attorney) with Marilé Viljoen and Professor Wesahl Domingo:
The worrying trend of parental alienation caused by one parent bringing an ex parte application to change residence of children and preventing or delaying contact until the Family Advocate investigates.
(submit your question to the panel when you register for the Workshop)

11h00-11h15: tea and coffee & networking

11h15-11h45: Professor Madeleine de Jong (South African Law Commission and UNISA Department of Private Law)
“Addressing the risk factors for children upon divorce – brief notes on child-informed mediation, a less adverserial trial and parenting co-ordination”

11h45-12h15: 2nd panel discussion led by Dr Lynette Roux (clinical psychologist and chairperson of NABFAM) with Bev Loubser and Professor Madeleine de Jong:
what are the practical steps that mediators, attorneys and mental health professionals can take to prevent alienation starting or persisting?
(submit your question to the panel when you register for the Workshop)

12h15-12h30: tea and coffee & networking

12h30-13h00: Dr Lynette Roux
Parenting Co-ordination: the process and the practical considerations for families where there is parental alienation.

13h00-13h15: Bev Loubser – SAAM news and developments

13h15-13h30: Closing

13h30-14h30: light lunch snacks & networking

Certificate of Attendance for SAAM members
SAAM members who attend will be issued with a certificate of attendance which will be recognised by SAAM towards CPD points required for accreditation or annual accreditation renewal.

JUTA Publishers
JUTA have been invited to attend the Workshop and will have a range of publications available for sale, offering special discounts for attendees.

Voucher for 5 play therapy sessions for a child of divorce – Happy Chappy Program in Lynnwood, Pretoria
Voucher for 2 sessions for drafting a parenting plan @ FAMSA, Pretoria
Voucher for 2 sessions of Family or Divorce Mediation @ Mediationworx, Pretoria
Voucher for 1 session in Parenting Skills @ Coram Deo, Pretoria
Free book and online subscription to Fair Divorce.co.za

Ticket to attend Maintenance Workshop presented by Mediation Academy in Pretoria or Johannesburg