Learning Objectives

Participants in this training will be able to:

  • Define parenting coordination and identify at least three differences between parenting coordination and other conflict resolution processes.
  • Describe the multiple roles and functions of the parenting coordinator.
  • Identify the main elements of the professional services agreement/contract.
  • List at least three phases of the parenting coordination process.
  • Explain the impact of separation, divorce, and parental conflict on family dynamics and child well-being.
  • Name the four models of coparenting and discuss how they impact children.
  • List the steps for structuring the parenting coordination process.
  • Discuss how to use outside experts and resources effectively and describe the PC roles and functions on the collaborative/support team.
  • Apply two techniques for managing non-compliance, and two techniques for managing the impact of high conflict.
  • Recognize when to decline an appointment and when to withdraw from a case.
  • Identify when a parenting coordinator should move into the decision-making phase, and prepare and write those decisions.
  • Apply procedures for initial and ongoing screening for IPV and implement appropriate safety interventions and protocols.
  • Analyze the interplay between AFCC Guidelines for Parenting Coordination, other ethical guidelines, and other professional practice guidelines.
  • Explain the difference between explicit and implicit emotional, cognitive, and behavioral biases.
  • Identify at least five diversity issues that affect the ability or willingness of coparents to engage in the process and two process modifications.
  • Assess the benefits and risks of using technology in the parenting coordination process.