• HCF & P Coordination


Parenting Coordination is a child-centered intervention for separated/divorced parents whose children are at risk for harm due to exposure to ongoing conflict. This introductory course to Parenting Coordination will equip delegates to

  • • Understand the parameters to Parenting Coordination
  • • Establish and maintain an effective Parenting Coordination practice
  • • Use strategies to improve the outcomes for parents and children in high conflict families
  • • Understand and work with the dynamics of High Conflict families

PRESENTERS Irma Schutte and Ronel Duchen are both experienced Parenting Coordinators and served on the task team to draft Guidelines for Parenting Coordination in SA.

WORKSHOP SUMMARY Date: 30 May 2017
Cost: R1800
Venue: Accolades Boutique Venue, Midrand
CPDs: pending

Download the Registration Form.docx HIGH CONFLICT AND PARENTING COORDINATION OR register online


08:00 Registration
08:30 Welcome and introduction
09:00 Definition of Parenting Coordination
09:15 Definition of high conflict families and the types of disputes associated with these families
09:45 Development of Parenting Coordination in South Africa
10:00 Scope of practice of the Parenting Coordinator
10:15 Court orders, contracting, fees and terms of appointment
10:45 Goals of Parenting Coordination
11:15 The process of Parenting Coordination
  • Identify the parties in the matter
  • History of the parenting partnership
  • History of the family to date
  • Present family dynamics
  • Dispute formulation
  • The voice of the child
  • Screening for risk factors
  • Identifying the strength of the parents
  • The dispute resolution process
  • Issuing directives – examples of directives
13:00 LUNCH
13:45 Ethical considerations : Impartiality, bias, contracting, recording, keeping a fair work rate, administrative responsibilities
14:45 The creation, development and management of a Parenting Coordination Practice
15:15 Burnout and setting of limits
15:45 Termination of a Parenting Coordinator
16:00 Closure and certificates