Inside Family Law with Zoë Durand

 “The lens that you have” -  Dr Robert Simon (United States Forensic Psychologist) on understanding families around the world and  children’s views. AFCC series.

August 25, 2019

 “The lens that you have” -  Dr Robert Simon (United States Forensic Psychologist) on understanding families around the world and  children’s views. AFCC series.

  • Why Dr Simon supports the AFCC, interdisciplinary nature of AFCC: Talks that leave you “Wondering and imagining.”
  • International perspectives on family law, example regarding Hawaii and the role of the grandmother in that family, without understanding Culture you may see things through a “lens that did not see it properly”.
  • Experiences in San Diego; military families.
  • Allowing the family to educate you about their family: honouring the family when you work with them.
  • Children’s views and perspectives.
  • Allowing children to have their views matter, but not over exposing them to adult issues: a complicated dance. It is about intention.
  • All parents make mistakes: a learning opportunity to show children how it is okay to make mistakes and own them.
  • Children’s voices in the Court process: “The prime stakeholder.” The child’s voice needs to be heard, as it is a matter of respect. Children have their own rights and personhood.