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Positive Parenting Across Multiple Homes

(Divorce, Separation, Alternative Custody Arrangements, etc.)


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Positive Parenting Across Multiple Homes (e.g., Divorce, Separation, Alternative Custody Arrangements, etc.)

It’s likely an understatement to say that communicating with your former spouse and current co-parent can be frustrating. You may feel your former spouse is ignoring, controlling, intrusive, or hostile – and who knows how they feel about you? Children bear the brunt of this – in addition to a toxic emotional environment, co-parents’ capacity to make decisions on behalf is impaired. In this presentation, Jeff will provide:

  •  Some ways to think about the patterns we get into with our co-parents, and how to distance ourselves from them;
  • Strategies for how to manage yourself and even invite your co-parent into a more productive interactions;
  • Helpful hints if you are a supporter or bystander to co-parents in conflicts.

Target Audience

Parents, Family Members, Caregivers and Mental Health Practitioners

Presenter: Dr.Jeff Chang

Dr. Jeff Chang is a psychologist who has worked with families experiencing high-conflict separation and divorce for 25 years. He is an Associate Professor in the Master of Counselling program at Athabasca University. Jeff is a Registered Psychologist (AB) and Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Jeff writes and presents about school-based mental health, high conflict divorce, clinical supervision, and family therapy locally, nationally, and internationally.