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Child-inclusive practice for working with families in conflict

15th May 2018 - 16th May 2018


This two-day intensive training workshop is aimed at those working with families in conflict. It will focus on the skills required to bring about a series of transformative shifts in parents, helping them to gain a broader perspective on why they are in conflict, what effect this has had on their children and how they might manage their future parental alliance.

Child-inclusive practice is designed to shift the focus away from parental conflict to focus on the children's needs and ongoing support.

Key learning:

  • Attachment theory, neurobiology and trauma theory
  • Practical techniques to gain an understanding of the child's experience
  • Helping the parent to have 'flashes of insight' into how they are contributing to their conflict with the other parent
  • Assisting parents to develop a child focused developmental parenting plan.

About the trainer

Bill Hewlett has worked for nearly 20 years as a child consultant and a mediator. He has managed and supervised the clinical practice of mediators across six Family Relationship Centres and was the lead trainer for the Australian Institute for Relationships Studies in Sydney, Australia. This work has led Bill to develop an innovative and effective model or practice, which responds to the current challenges of the family law system when working with parents who struggle to come to amicable arrangements with each other.

Bill is now able to offer a unique opportunity for parents in the UK to help them come to collaborative agreements with each other that will allow their children to thrive in the knowledge that both their parents will be able to work together. It will help children to feel more secure and to reduce their anxiety and distress.

Bill has published articles on family dispute resolution and is frequently invited to present at conferences and events locally and internationally.


Children in Scotland
0131 313 8827