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Children resisting contact: from handover problems to parental alienation

Frénk interviewing his motherFNF Scotland is holding a training event in Glasgow on Friday 24th June for family lawyers, social workers and other staff working with children and families.  The event is based round the showing of short extracts from a wonderful Dutch documentary film: Rewind - my parent’s divorce.

The film is a retrospective of filmmaker Frénk van der Linden’s family separation 40 years before, after which his parents never met up again.  The two children were alienated from their mother during their teens. The story is told entirely through Frénk’s interviews with his separated parents and there is a surprise ending.

At each stage in discussing this true story the participants will be asked to consider what their own organisation might do better to resolve the situation and assist the children and parents.  This is an opportunity for professionals from a range of backgrounds to consider their own practice and learn about other possible approaches to contact resistance.

Our speakers are  Nick Child, retired Child Psychiatrist and Family Therapist, Pat Barclay, Child and Couple Separation Counsellor and Family Consultant  and Margaret Ashman, Contact Centre Manager and Social Worker.  Further information about the topics we will be covering is available on Nick Child's web site.

The event takes place from 1.30-4.30 on Friday 24th June at Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4TB.  To book places use the form below.