All times Pacific Standard Time

May 30

6:00PM - 8:00PM Conference Registration

May 31

7:30AM - 6:00PM Conference Registration
8:00AM - 9:00AM Coffee and Rolls for Institute Registrants
8:00AM - 5:00PM Exhibit Forum
1. Advanced Training in Parenting Plan Evaluations
2. Ethics Bootcamp: Difficult Questions for Mental Health Professionals
3. Transformative Co-parent Education and Interdisciplinary Cooperation
4. Parent-Child Contact Problems: The Intersection of Policy and Practice
5. Finding the Perfect Fit: Domestic Violence and Parenting Plan Institute
6. Judicial Officers Institute: The Most Gut Wrenching, Complicated Questions for Family Law Judges
10:30AM - 10:45AM Break
12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch on your own
2:45PM - 3:00PM Break
5:00PM - 6:00PM New Member and First-Time Attendee Orientation*
6:00PM - 7:00PM Welcome Reception
7:00PM - 8:00PM AFCC Awards Ceremony
9:00PM - 12:00AM AFCC Hospitality Suite*

June 1

6:15AM - 6:30AM Meditation
6:30AM - 7:15AM Yoga
7:30AM - 5:00PM Conference Registration
7:30AM - 5:00PM Exhibit Forum
7:45AM - 8:45AM Coffee and Rolls
Polarization in Intimate and Civil Life
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break
1. Rejecting Binary Resist-Refuse Dynamics Models in Favor of an Evaluative Rubric
2. The Frequent-Flyer Pandemic: Getting the Right Services to the Right Family at the Right Time
3. Close Encounters of the Technology Kind: Creating a Virtual Courthouse (Judicial Officers Track)
4. Listening to Child and Family in Parental Coordination: A Systemic Model in Italy
5. The Family Court System and Intimate Partner Violence: The Effects on Young Children
6. Scared of the Courtroom? Tips and Tricks for Effective Testimony
7. Beyond Diagnostic Labels: Dimensional Thinking for Respectful Interventions
8. Tools and Tips for Engaging Fathers in Co-Parenting Service Interventions
9. Too Much Conflict, Not Enough Trust and Respect
10. Conflict Profiles and the Experience of Child Custody Assessment
12:00PM - 1:30PM AFCC Luncheon
11. Focused Issues in Family Law Involving Families with Neurodiverse Children
12. Children’s Right to Participate: A New Conceptual and Practical Mode
13. Popular Post-Separation Parenting Apps: A Systemic Evaluation
14. Gun Violence and Family Law: What We Can Do to Reduce Risk
15. Judges Meeting Children: Why, How, and When?
16. Doxxing: Not Everyone is Happy with You in Court
17. Codifying Custody Evaluation Standards in Ohio: Will Mandatory Compliance Improve Performance? (Judicial Officers Track)
18. The Impact of Systemic Racism on Children, Youth, and Families
19. Shifting the Paradigm: Guidance for Addressing Domestic Abuse
20. Text-Based ODR for Post-Judgment Cases: Insights from a Successful Program
3:15PM - 3:30PM Break
21. Communication Techniques for Helping Co-parents Calm Conflict
22. From Either/Or to Both/And: How Words Matter
23. The Legacy of Palmore v. Sidoti: Race and Ethnicity in Custody Evaluations
24. The Integration of the Safe and Together Model in Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Judicial Officers Track)
25. Demystifying Hague Convention: A Comparison of Child Custody and Hague Cases
26. Parent Education Online or Face-To-Face? Experiences of Portugal and Singapore
27. Applying Bayesian Decision Making to Evaluations to Improve Decision Making
28. The Shortened MASIC-Online IPV Screening Tool
29. Putting the Person into Focus: Understanding the Modern Divorcing Parent
30. Unraveling the Layers of Trauma in Resist and Refuse Cases
5:00PM - 6:00PM International Attendee Reception
5:00PM - 6:30PM DE&I Open Forum
5:00PM - 6:30PM Meet the Professional Development Committee
6:30PM - 9:00PM Taste of Los Angeles
9:00PM - 12:00AM AFCC Hospitality Suite*

June 2

6:15AM - 6:30AM Meditation
6:30AM - 7:15AM Yoga
7:15AM - 8:15AM AFCC Committee Meetings
7:30AM - 5:00PM Conference Registration
7:30AM - 5:00PM Exhibit Forum
7:30AM - 8:30AM Coffee and Rolls
31. Kayden’s Law Reframed
32. Working with Cultural Evidence: A Practical Framework for Judges and Lawyers
33. Child Protection Mediation with Indigenous Families
34. Evaluators as “Endangered Species:” Can We Protect and Indeed Restore Them?
35. Coping with Child Abduction, Relocation, and Contact Problems in Court
36. How to Get ODR to Work for You
37. Guidelines to Evaluate Evidence of Parent Education Program Effects
38. The Velvet Revolution: International Family Court Reform (Judicial Officers Track)
39. The Way We Were, the Way We Are, and the Way We Should Be
40. Advanced IPV Screening for Mediators, Arbitrators, and Parenting Coordinators
10:00AM - 10:30AM Break
Asking the Difficult Questions
12:00PM - 1:30PM Lunch on your own
12:00PM - 1:30PM FCR Editorial Board Meeting
12:00PM - 1:30PM Chapter Presidents’ Lunch
41. Case Management Reforms, Risk Identification, and Dispute Resolution in Australia (Judicial Officers Track)
42. Intensive Family Intervention for Parent-Child Contact Problems: Risk and Benefits
43. Family Resolutions Specialty Court: Always Looking to Do It Better
44. Harm Reduction: Avoiding Anchoring Bias and Binary Approaches to Parent-Child Contact
45. Child Sexual Abuse Allegations in Custody Disputes: The ABA Judicial Model
46. Living in Their Shoes: What Works in Supporting Military and Veteran Families?
47. A Lasting Impact — How Court Leadership Implements Diversity in Family Court
48. Mediating Fast or Slow? Pacing Court Mandated Mediation
49. You’re Making Our Child Sick! Children’s Somatic Complaints Amid Parent Conflict
50. Child Abduction: The Role of the Best Interests Analysis in Determining Jurisdiction
3:15PM - 3:30PM Break
51. Contact for Under 6’s: The Voice of the Child in Court Ordered Access
52. Domestic Violence Court: The Balance Between Change and Accountability (Judicial Officers Track)
53. How to Embed Parent Training into Dispute Resolution — The Scottish Experience
54. Assessing Risk of Harm in International Child Abduction and Relocation Cases
55. Child-Inclusive Family Mediation Step-By-Step
56. Parenting Plan Evaluations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
57. Helping Clients with Mental Health Issues Involved in High Conflict Divorce
58. Pandemic Grant Development of Arizona’s Online Parent Education Course
59. Systemically Addressing Both the “In” and “Out” Parents in Resist/Refuse Cases
60. From Middle Earth: What Could be New and Safer for Tamariki?
5:30PM - 7:00PM AFCC Silent Auction*
7:00PM - 10:00PM AFCC Annual Banquet
10:00PM - 12:00AM AFCC Hospitality Suite*

June 3

6:15AM - 6:30AM Meditation
6:30AM - 7:15AM Yoga
7:30AM - 12:30PM Conference Registration
8:00AM - 12:30PM Exhibit Forum
8:00AM - 9:00AM Coffee and Rolls
8:00AM - 9:00AM AFCC Membership Meeting
61. The AFCC Guidelines on Parenting Plan Evaluations and APA Guidelines on Child Custody Evaluations
62. Are Brief Focused Assessments the Future? Why Courts Want Them and Why We Aren’t Using Them
63. Bias in the Family Court? Ageism and Why It Matters
64. Can the Clarity and Transparency of Visuals Create Better Co-parent Outcomes?
65. Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Complex Trauma on Parenting Capacity
66. Domestic Relations Hearing Officer Program in the Circuit Court of Cook County
67. Working with Neurodivergence and Reunification
68. Treating and Preventing Children’s Mental Health Crises with an Online Program
69. Reaching Our Greatest Potential: 5 Essential Questions to Ask Ourselves
70. Navigating the Family Justice System in Singapore — Transforming Access to Justice (Judicial Officers Track)
10:45AM - 11:00AM Break
71. Witness Prep: Working from the Inside Out
72. Intimate Partner Homicide and Other Risks: Prediction and Prevention
73. All Hands on Deck: Building a Child Coping Program for High Conflict Divorces
74. The Child’s Court-Appointed Attorney: Teamwork or Tension in High Conflict Cases
75. Bringing Out the Best in All of Us: A Coaching Mindset for High Conflict Cases
76. Intro to Personality and Co-Parenting Typologies as a Conflict Resolution Tool
77. Five Years of Parenting Coordination in Italy: A Culturally Driven Approach
78. Bias in Forensic Evaluations: The Team Approach Versus the Single Evaluator
79. International Investigation of Best Practice in Parenting Coordination
80. Creating Parenting Plans for the Major World Religions

* Social gatherings planned for smaller spaces (e.g., hospitality suite and receptions for new members, first-time attendees, and international attendees) will be assessed for risk and a final decision about whether to hold them will be made closer to the conference dates.