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Increasing Judicial Awareness of Resilience in Family Court

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The Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, a project of the NCJFCJ, is pleased to announce a new webinar focusing on how family courts can increase their awareness of child and youth resilience issues and how they can further enhance practices related to resilience.  The webinar will emphasize why child and youth resilience considerations are important in all types of family court proceedings, not only child abuse and neglect cases, but also case types (e.g., custody, divorce) that, typically, may not include discussions of the protective factors surrounding children involved in such matters.  The webinar will also describe why it is important for family court judges to be more aware of the topic of resilience and how it applies to their courts.


Gene Siegel, MA, is a Senior Research Associate with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Peter Jaffe, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University and the Academic Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children in London, ON, Canada.

The Honorable Rickye McKoy-Mitchell has been a District Court Judge in Mecklenburg County (North Carolina), the 26th Judicial District, since July 1998.