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Mediation – Alternate Dispute Resolution or Primary Dispute Resolution with the Hon. Jane Crisford SC & The voice and choice of children in Mediation with Yvette Strawbridge

Date TBA | Jackson McDonald

Wednesday, 13 March

5.15 pm Welcome & Refreshments
6.00 pm Commencement
7.00 pm Close

In this presentation, the Hon. Ms Crisford will share her insights on Mediation and Legal Aid here in Western Australia. Yvette Strawbridge will share both her professional and personal beliefs and perspectives on the importance of children’s voices and choices being heard in the Mediation process. Yvette will also discuss the provision of feedback to parents to assist and enable them to consider the rights, needs and best interests of their children from a child focused perspective, the impact of FDV on children and how the impact of PTSD symptomatology ultimately affects a child’s voice and choice.

Please attend and gain 1.5 CPD points under the RI & NMAS accreditation schemes. Attendees are also entitled to 1 CPD point under Competency Area 2 – Professional Skills for the purposes of the LPBWA.

About the presenters

Hon. Jane Crisford SC

Jane Crisford retired as a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia and Family Court of Australia in 2016. She had previously sat as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia after working at the Independent Bar where she took silk in 2002.After retiring, Jane became accredited as both a Mediator and Arbitrator. Her mediation work is varied and also extends outside the area of family law.Jane is currently the Chair of Legal Aid Western Australia and has recently completed an overseas consultancy project for UNICEF in the area of Child Protection.

Yvette Strawbridge

Yvette is a diversely qualified and experienced eclectic professional. Accredited as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Member of Resolution Institute, an Accredited NMAS Mediator, Clinical Member of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Yvette is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Credentialed Mental Health Consultant and Advanced Clinical Professional Supervisor/Coach/ Mentor, with a diverse range of skills and areas of expertise. Yvette has been working as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Mediator since May 2009, initially in the Public domain and in Private practice since 2013. In Mediation, Yvette works with couples, parents and families using her highly effective interpersonal skills engaging with them and facilitating meaningful and sustainable resolutions for the future, often with transformative results. Yvette is in the unique position as an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to also be able to offer Child Inclusive Practice by seeing children as a Child Consultant following Training with Bill Hewlett. Yvette sees children to hear their voice and choice, to provide feedback to parents to assist and enable them to consider the needs and best interests of their children from a child focused perspective.

Resolution Institute expresses appreciation to Jackson McDonald for their support of this event.