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This 45 minutes webinar will presents key findings from the Children and Young People in Separated Parents Project. This qualitative study was commissioned by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department and conducted by the Family Law and Family Violence team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).
The research was aimed at investigating the experiences and needs of children and young people whose parents had separated and had accessed the family law system. It involved in-depth, semi-structured interviews with 61 children and young people who were 10-17 years of age. This primary data was supplemented by interviews with 47 parents of these children to allow the research team to understand the services accessed by the parents and the pathways that they used to resolve their family law matters. The research focused on children and young people’s experiences of these services and how the family law system may better meet their needs.
This presentation will explore the rich insights from participating children and young people about the issues that are important to them in making post-separation parenting arrangements, and their experiences with, and reflections on, family law system services. The discussion will conclude with a snapshot of effective professional practice from the perspective of children and young people.
The objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and separating families.
Dr Rachel Carson, Senior Research Fellow, Family Law and Family Violence at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. She is a socio-legal researcher with expertise in family law and qualitative research about family law disputes.
Funded by the Attorney-General's Department, the objective of the Western Australia Family Law Pathways Network is to foster strong links with locally based providers who operate as part of, or alongside, the family law system, to enhance collaboration and improve overall assistance to separated and
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