CONFERENCES

Since 1988, under Ricaardoe Di Done’s leadership, several series of conferences have been organized regarding topics related to children and families. These series of conferences have brought together experts from all around the globe. The experts have shared their knowledge in order to deepen our understanding regarding the subjects at hand and ultimately better prepare us to intervene with children and their parents.

1st International Conference on the Child: 

October 26 - 28

1988

A conference focusing on various ways to intervene before, during and after divorce.

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Children and Divorce

2nd International Conference on the Child:

October 8 - 10

1992

A conference focusing on developing interactive, dynamic and harmonious relationships between children and their families.

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The Child and Family: Vulnerability and Adaptation

3rd International Conference on the Child:

May 21 - 23

1997

Conference discussing current adoption practices and risks. Also discussed: Children’s rights, parental rights and responsibilities, and government responsibilities.

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New Reproductive Technologies: Adoption

4th International Conference on the Child:

October 13 - 15

1999

Conference on children and violence: our individual, family and collective responsibilities.

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Children and Violence

5th International Conference on the Child:

May 23 - 25

2002

Conference discussing economic, social and political choices that can have a tremendous impact on poverty and the plight of children.

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Children and Poverty

6th International Conference on the Child:

September 21 - 26

2005

Conference in collaboration with the Mediators association of Quebec. Subject: offering support for co-parenting in difficult family cases. 

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Support for Co-Parenting and Mediation

7th International Conference on the Child:

May 27 - 28

2009

Conference discussing barriers and opportunities to applying best practices in various regions of the world.

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Sustainable Best Practices in Youth Programs

8th International Conference on the Child:

June 26 - 28

2014

Conference on family mediation in Canada: yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Family Mediation in Canada

9th International Conference on the Child: 

May 21 - June 2

2018

Innovations and best practices in dealing with high conflict co-parenting relations, estrangement and alienation between children and parents, child abduction and domestic violence.

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