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Help Ensure Full Canadian Participation in the International Shared Parenting Conference 2017!The International Shared Parenting Conference in Boston May 29-30 is shaping up to be a landmark event, bringing together most of the world’s leading researchers focused on improving the welfare of children in separated and divorced families.
Father involvement is a key area of CAFE’s mandate and the reason many of you joined the organization. Whether advancing policy reform to make our family justice system just, or increasing our legal and support services to alienated fathers and children, we would gain tremendously through our participation in this conference.
Here’s the good news. CAFE Board members Paulette MacDonald and Robert Samery are leading Canadian authorities on parental alienation and veterans of equal parenting policy reform. They’re lining up critical meetings with experts from around the world at the Boston Conference.
Now we need you to help get them there.
A Message from Paulette MacDonald
As a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) and former Co-President of the Canadian Equal Parenting Council (CEPC), I can’t tell you how excited I am at the prospect of attending the International Shared Parenting Conference 2017 in Boston.
Having said that, I need your help to make this happen. Pease support my trip to this great event so that I can continue my advocacy work in pursuing family law reforms in the best interest of the children in Canada.
There is now intense interest in the apparently powerful effects of family structure on children’s outcomes. This timely conference will explore 40 years of research on how children fare in different post-divorce parenting arrangements.
Research suggests that fully half of troubled children and adolescents derive from conflicted, separated and divorced families. The conference offers the rare opportunity to interact with leading legal and mental health scholars from around the world on this important topic. The program will include plenary sessions, panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and break-out workshops.
Given the high prevalence of conflicted, separated and divorced families, this conference will be of great benefit to all varieties of child and family practitioners and scholars, including any who deal with family policy, family law, psychology, child mental and physical health, alienation, domestic violence or family dynamics.
Please help CAFE take full advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from so many distinguished scholars from Australia to Europe to North America, any of whom would qualify as a keynote speaker, all at one conference.