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The backstory 
In 2009, Resolution undertook the massive endeavour of launching Parenting After Parting with the help of Christina McGhee. This national initiative was aimed at establishing support and education for separating parents that focused on helping them achieve the best possible outcomes for their children. 
Since then many lessons have been learned. Perhaps one of the biggest takeaways was the realisation that Parenting After Parting was about much more than just educating parents. The movement also ignited a pivotal shift in how we as family lawyers are seen by the public and how we engage with our clients. 
Fast forward to today… 
We are delighted to announce that Christina McGhee will be in London in 2018 to offer an exclusive one-day training for Y-Res members. This introductory course will provide solicitors with a new framework for client engagement, greater insight into the impact of family change on children and parents, as well as, practical strategies for moving your practice forward in a more effective way. 

Speaker - Christina McGhee 

Christina, dubbed the “divorce coach by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary “How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids.” Throughout her career she has educated both parents and professionals on how keep kids in the centre, not in the middle, when parents part. 
In addition to her work in the US, Christina also played an integral role in helping Resolution develop Parenting After Parting, a nationwide educational initiative aimed at providing high quality, stigma-free support separating parents. She has also had the extreme honour of speaking to Members of the Scottish Parliament as an advocate for children of divorce. 
Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce coach, speaker and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart, How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids and a contributing author for the book ToughLOVE: Eighteen Top Experts Share Proven Strategies for Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids 

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The course is suitable for Family Law professionals starting out on their career. 


Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

Deepen understanding of key issues for children when parents part. 
Discover how the emotional and legal process impact one another. 
Learn how to implement strategies for guiding parents towards child-focused agreements. 
Develop new strategy for structuring your first meeting with clients. 
Engage in connective client conversations without compromising your role as lawyer. 
Practice new skills by analysing case study and developing engagement strategies through small group discussion. 

Other information... 

This training will also include a screening of the award-winning children’s documentary SPLIT, a film about divorce for kids and their parents. 

Event Pricing 

This event consists of single one day course. 
•The delegate rate for this one day course is £250.00 + VAT 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 

Event Timing 

09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee 
09.30 - 10.15 
II. Connection – The New Currency with Clients 
What Clients Want 
The Connection between the Emotional Process & the Legal Process 
Initial Stages of Adjustment for Parents and Children. 
10.15 - 11.15 
II. Connection – The New Currency with Clients 
What Clients Want 
The Connection between the Emotional Process & the Legal Process 
Initial Stages of Adjustment for Parents and Children 
11.15 - 11.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.30 - 13.00 
III. Part Two – The Real Impact of Divorce on Families 
An Inside Look at How Divorce Really Feels for Kids 
Screening of children’s documentary SPLIT 
Small Group Case Study 
Factors that Affect Children’s Ability to Adjust 
Emotional Process for Parents and Children 
13.00 - 14.00 
Lunch Break 
14.00 - 15.15 
IV. Part Three – Helping Clients Become Better Parents 
A New Way Forward: Rethinking Your Role and Engaging Differently 
First Meeting Structure 
Five Strategies for Engaging Clients More Effectively 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 16.45 
V. Part Four - Putting Your Skills to Work 
Small Group Case Study, Applying Skills and Strategies 
16.45 - 17.00 
VI. Q&A, Closing and Evaluations 

CPD Certificates 

A CPD certificate will be provided at the end of the course. As a full day course this will be for 6 CPD points.