AFCC 15th Symposium on Child Custody


All times US Central Daylight Time

November 9

6:00PM - 8:00PM Registration

November 11

6:15AM - 7:15AM Yoga and Mediation
7:30AM - 5:00PM Registration
7:30AM - 5:00PM Exhibit Forum
7:45AM - 8:30AM Coffee and Rolls
Is it Just a Word Game? The Dangers of Concept Creep in Family Law
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break
1. Cultural and Religious Factors in Custody Evaluations and Decisions
2. What to Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want to Go to Their Other Parent’s Home
3. Supervised Visitation/Parenting Time: The Who, What, Why, and How
4. Ethics of Hybrid and Online Dispute Resolution with Self-Represented Litigants
5. Preventing Serious Child Mental Health Crises in Divorcing Families
6. Preparation is Not a Gamble: Tips for Effective Testimony in Child Custody Cases
Rapport, Emotion, and Credibility in the Zoom Room
7. Diversity and the Revised AFCC Guidelines: Why One Size Does Not Fit All
8. Mediation for Unrepresented Parents
9. Stop the Madness: Avoiding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Other Maladies
10. Integrated Responses to Complex Families
11. My Child Hates Me: Research and Recommendations on Parent-Child Estrangement
12. The Neuroscience Revolution and the Family Court
3:15PM - 3:30PM Break
13. The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Court-Involved Children
14. Crafting Parenting Plans that Address the Unique Cultural Dynamics of a Family
15. Looking Inward: Recognizing and Overcoming Our Biases
16. Child Custody Assessment: New Professional Perspectives from Research
17. Affairs and Their Impact on Co-Parenting and Parent-Child Relationships
18. Conducting Homes Studies Virtually: Developments in Puerto Rico
DE&I Open Forum
6:00PM - 9:30PM Taste of Las Vegas

November 12

6:15AM - 7:15AM Yoga and Mediation
7:30AM - 3:00PM Registration
7:30AM - 3:00PM Exhibit Forum
7:45AM - 8:30AM Coffee and Rolls
19. Detecting Children Exposed to Drug Using Environments (Including Fentanyl)
20. Implementing Evaluation Guidelines for Novice Evaluators and Their Supervisors
21. Deconstructing Supportive Parenting of Gender Expansive and Sexual Diverse Youth
22. The Art of Parallel Parenting Plans and Disengaging Too Engaged Parents
23. Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another (FDIA): What the Research Shows
24. Use of Psychological Tests in Custody Evaluations: Experiences from Puerto Rico
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break
25. Children with Special Needs and Resist-Refuse Dynamics: Unique Vulnerabilities
26. Understanding the Benefits of a Child’s Attorney in Contentious Custody Cases
27. Multi-Party Collaboration in High-Conflict Family Support: Can Technology Help?
28. Anti-Social and Psychopathic Parents: Implications for Family Court
29. Fatherhood Involvement and Child Custody: Tips and Best Practices from the NRFC
30. SAFeR, Your Winning Hand: Effects of Domestic Abuse in Child Welfare Mediation
12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch on your own
31. Unsticking the Stuck Client: A Process for Going from Resistance to Resilience
32. Impacts of Intimate Partner Violence on Children and Protective Caregivers
33. Getting Ready: Preparing for High-Conflict Cases
34. Parental Supervision or Parental Engagement? Therapeutic Access: A New Model
35. Growth Mindset: Application in Dispute Resolution
36. Saying “Gay”: Talking Knowledgeably and Inclusively About LGBTQ+ Issues