Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Anti-violence Training Webinars and Videos

The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) has launched five free webinars for anti-violence workers to help supplement their skills. 

Titles include:

  • Working with Mothers 
  • Working with Youth 
  • Working with Groups 
  • Resilience: Becoming Stronger After Trauma
  • Reducing Stress and Burnout: A Webinar for Anti-Violence Workers   
  • Listening Skills
  • The New Family Law Act - What's Happening
  • Other topics

Webinars are available via the BCSTH Online Community or their YouTube channel.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Case Law: Overview of findings for the Family Law Act

A Short Survey of Cases on the New Family Law Act

The following is drawn from a presentation I recently provided to the Legal Services Society / Law Foundation of British Columbia's 2014 Provincial Training Conference for Legal Advocates. It contains my extremely brief summaries of what the courts have had to say about the various provisions of the Family Law Act, between 18 March 2013, the date when the act came into force, and 31 October 2014.

  • Best interests, s. 37
  • Impact of family violence, s. 38
  • Guardianship, s. 39
  • Parenting arrangements, s. 40
  • Parental responsibilities, s. 41
  • Parenting time, s. 42
  • Supervised parenting time, s. 45
  • Relocation if no order, s. 46
  • Changing orders, s. 47
  • Appointment of guardians, s. 51
  • Terminating guardianship, s. 51
  • Orders for contact, s. 59
  • Supervised parenting time, s. 59
  • Denial of parenting time or contact, s. 61