Arnot Manderson Family Law Group Member Nicola Gilchrist, pictured below, has been invited to give her perspective on the subject of ensuring the needs of traumatised children are kept at the centre of decision-making related to post-permanence contact arrangements at a prestigious Webinar being held on 28th September.
The event is featuring Dr Anne Woodhouse and Dr Chris Burke is being hosted by Psychological Minds and details of the Webinar including how to register can be found below.
Trauma Informed Decision-Making for Post-Permanence Contact. Webinar 28.9.21, 9:30-12:30am
Dr Anne Woodhouse and Dr Chris Burke from Psychological Minds will identify psychological factors that are key to ensuring the needs of traumatised children are kept at the centre of decision-making related to post-permanence contact arrangements. The webinar considers the potential of contact as a resource to facilitate the child’s developmental recovery. It emphasises the importance of establishing the purpose of post-permanence contact and understanding the support needs of the child, birth relatives, carers/adopters and the systems around them. It is argued that contact should be central to permanence planning by social work, the children’s hearing system and the courts. Case examples are used to illustrate the issues. Nicola Gilchrist of Arnot Manderson Advocates will be joining us for a case discussion to round off the morning.