AFCC Webinars

Webinar: Risk Management and Culture: Why You Really Should Care about DE&I

April Harris-Britt, PhD, Durham, NC, Nolanda Kirby, MS, Elkton, MD

May 5, 2021
4:00-5:00pm Eastern Time US/Canada

Registration closes May 4, 2021 at 9am Eastern Time US/Canada

Risk Management and Culture: Why You Really Should Care about DE&I

Cultural competence is not just a good idea, it is necessary for effective and ethical practice. This webinar will emphasize the importance of recognizing culture and diversity in family law cases from a risk management perspective. Presenters will discuss cases in which issues of diversity have resulted in Board complaints and grievances and will examine the importance of microaggressions, and the risk of an individual’s cultural identification. A case analysis will provide opportunities for further discussion and conceptualization.

This webinar is eligible for up to one hour of continuing education for psychologists. AFCC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Lawyers, judges, social workers, counselors, and other professionals seeking continuing education credits may use the AFCC Certificate of Attendance to verify attendance when applying to their state, provincial, or other regulatory or licensing agency. You must attend the live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance.

April Harris-Britt, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and parent coordinator who conducts child and adult psychological evaluations, child custody evaluations, civil guardian ad litem evaluations, and parental competency evaluations. Dr. Harris-Britt provides training to mental health professionals, attorneys, and judges and has presented at numerous conferences regarding services for families engaged in high-conflict custody disputes. She is currently a member of the Board for the Center for Cooperative Parenting, APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee, APA Working Group to Review Scientific Literature for High Conflict Family Relationships, AFCC Task Force on Model Standards of Practice for Child Custody Evaluations, and AFCC Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Nolanda Kirby, MS, CCFC is the Family Support Services Coordinator at the Cecil County Circuit Court and has served in this position since 2005. In her position as Coordinator, she provides services to families who are currently separating or divorcing and/or having child custody and visitation disputes. She also works with families who are dealing with domestic violence, and child protection services matters. Nolanda is a current Mediator and Parent Coordinator. Nolanda is also a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor. Nolanda has trained teachers, educational support staff, case managers of community programs; and parents in working with children with mental health disorders, behavior problems, special needs children, and other various topics surrounding children and families.  More recently Nolanda presented at the International Conference in Toronto 6/2019 on The Voice of the Child in Court Proceedings. Nolanda’s organizational memberships include the Association of Family and Conciliation Court (AFCC) since 2006, has been a member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors since 2012, current President of the Maryland Chapter of the AFCC, and on the AFCC Task Force for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.