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YLS Family Law Committee Meeting
 
Date: 02/01/2017
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Presented by: YLS Family Law, YFAM
 
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Topic: Parental Alienation
Speakers: Aviva Cahn, LCSW and Dr. Beth Wilner

Join advanced clinical practitioners Aviva Cahn, LCSW and Dr. Beth Wilner to learn about the spectrum of reasons children resist contact with parents post-separation. The presenters will review parent-child relationships on a spectrum from positive relationships and affinity to the most extreme and dysfunctional form, estrangement and alienation. The traits of the alienating parent, the targeted parent, and the children will be discussed, as well as the systemic factors that impact the family system. Practical tips, strategies, and local resources will be provided for attorneys, GALs, and child representatives working with these challenging families. This captivating presentation includes media clips to illustrate concepts discussed.