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September Workshops

September 18- Restoring and Reunifying Families Through Reclaiming Parenthood: Parental Alienation: A Class for Parents on How to Address Alienation

September 18, 2024Restoring and Reunifying Families Through Reclaiming Parenthood: Parental Alienation: A Class for Parents on How to Address Alienation 

In-person workshop for parents, caregivers, and family members in Saskatoon on September 18, 2024.  

Parental alienation is a term used when a child rejects one parent for unjustified, unrealistic, or unusual reasons. This phenomenon most often occurs when parents’ divorce and the divorce or separation is highly conflictual. Parental alienation is believed to be a form of emotional abuse. The harm done to children subjected to parental alienation is long-term and can endure throughout their lives. 

The objectives of this class is to provide parents with strategies on how to address parental alienation with their child. This class will include information on the do’s and don’ts of parental alienation.  

As research indicates traditional interventions are typically ineffective with parental alienation, learning to identify the phenomena and implement appropriate interventions is imperative to helping children and families heal. The response to parental alienation is most effective when it is multi-disciplinary and appropriate treatment plans usually require legal and therapeutic interventions. It is also known that unwitting or uninformed professionals can inadvertently exacerbate the problem. Education is key! 

The learning objectives of this class are: 

  • Help participants become knowledgeable about the history of parental alienation, including criticisms of parental alienation. 
  • Explain the prevalent theories of parental alienation. 
  • Provide parents with strategies on how to strengthen bonds with children. 
  • Teach parents strategies for how to respond to children who have been subjected to parental alienation. 
  • Suggest proven ways to manage your emotions and keep persevering.  
  • Provide support and knowledge to help you navigate the next steps in your parenting journey. 

Investment: Regular price $349 — Early bird pricing $299 (register before August 15, 2024. Refreshments and lunch included. Registration deadline is September 11, 2024. Spaces are limited! 

Register online here (scroll down to Workshops and click on Restoring and Reunifying Families Through Reclaiming Parenthood: Parental Alienation: A Class for Parents on How to Address Alienation), or phone the office at (306) 382-2391 to register. 

September 26- Supporting and Restoring Families: Parental Alienation: A Master Class for Professionals

September 26, 2024Supporting and Restoring Families: Parental Alienation: A Master Class for Professionals 

In-person workshop for professionals in Saskatoon on September 26, 2024. This workshop is designed for professionals working with high conflict families, including but not limited to: judges, family lawyers, mental health professionals, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, nurses, doctors, teachers, school counsellors, and more.  

Parental alienation is a term used when a child rejects one parent for unjustified, unrealistic, or unusual reasons. This phenomenon most often occurs when parents’ divorce and the divorce or separation is highly conflictual. Parental alienation is believed to be a form of emotional abuse. The harm done to children subjected to parental alienation is long-term and can endure throughout their lives. 

The objectives of this master class go beyond simply providing an overview of parental alienation but also delve into the most prevalent theories about parental alienation, as well as the differences and similarities between them. 

As research indicates traditional interventions are typically ineffective with parental alienation, learning to identify the phenomena and implement appropriate interventions is imperative to helping children and families heal. The response to parental alienation is most effective when it is multi-disciplinary and appropriate treatment plans usually require legal and therapeutic interventions. It is also known that unwitting or uninformed professionals can inadvertently exacerbate the problem. Education is key! 

The learning objectives of this class are: 

  • To become knowledgeable about the history of parental alienation, including criticisms of parental alienation. 
  • To learn about the prevalent theories of parental alienation. 
  • To recognize when parental alienation might be a factor in a case. 
  • Participants will be able to identify the difference between realistic and unrealistic estrangement.  
  • Identify the four factors to consider, when assessing for parental alienation. 
  • Identify the long-term impact of parental alienation on children. 
  • Know the legal and ethical issues surrounding the phenomenon. 
  • Know appropriate interventions. 

Investment: Regular price $349 — Early bird pricing $299 (register before August 15, 2024). Refreshments and lunch included. Registration deadline is September 19, 2024. Spaces are limited! 

Register online here (Scroll down to Workshops and click on Supporting and Restoring Families: Parental Alienation: A Master Class for Professionals), or phone the office at (306) 382-2391 to register.