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Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post Pandemic

Jeralyan Lawrence, along with other experts, presented the Webinar Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post Pandemic.   The past year was costly for children. From school closures and distance learning to increased familial stress, uncertainty, and anxiety. These issues are exacerbated for children whose parents are in conflict and may not have the tools or ability to make child-focused decisions. Additionally, the pandemic produced a variety of new challenges and decisions for parents living separately, making child-centered decision-making even more challenging.

Moving Beyond Conflict: Enhancing Child-Centered Decision-Making Post PandemicThe webinar  introduced child-centered decision-making concepts related to children’s best interest, children’s voices, and children’s overall wellbeing and functioning and then applied these concepts to a family law perspective. Specifically, The webinar introduced a child-centered decision-making approach for considering decisions related to the return to the classroom, vaccinations, and addressing children’s overall mental health.

Over the 90-minute program, attendees learned about:

The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child as it relates to Best Interest, the Right of Voice, the Right to Education, and the Right to Protection.

Child-centered decision-making concepts related to children’s best interest, children’s voices, and children’s overall wellbeing and functioning, and how to apply these concepts to a family law perspective.

How to help their clients leverage a child-centered decision-making approach for considering decisions related to the return to the classroom, vaccinations, and addressing children’s overall mental health.

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