Welcome to the FAMAC Conference Live Streaming Platform

6 October 2023  •  08:30 – 16:00

In person: Kelvin Grove Club, Newlands, Cape Town (discounted rate for FAMAC members)

Online streaming at a discounted rate: Streaming link to be provided via email

CONFERENCE PROGRAM:

  SPEAKER: Mr Craig Schneider

 TOPIC: Opening and welcome

  SPEAKER: Dr Larissa Panieri-Peter

 TOPIC: Reflections on forensics and psychiatry in Family Law matters

  SPEAKER: Adv Bernadine Bacher (Director of Saartjie Baartman Centre)

 TOPIC: Mediating in the context of Gender Based Violence

  SPEAKER: Ms Tarryn Johannes-Buttres

 TOPIC: Contact and Care – Perspectives from the Family Advocate

  SPEAKER: Ms Juazel de Villiers

 TOPIC: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – How Autism Spectrum Disorder impacts families

  SPEAKER: Dr Astrid Martalas

 TOPIC: Children who resist and refuse contact

  SPEAKER: Martin Yodaiken

 TOPIC: Voice of the Child vs Choice of the Child 

  SPEAKER: Adv Janet McCurdie

 TOPIC: Role of the Curator ad Litem 

  SPEAKER: Mr Ronald Addinall (UCT)

 TOPIC: Challenges for families. Transgender Children

  SPEAKER: John O’Leary

 TOPIC: Closing words

Conference Program

Conference Program

08h00    Registration

08h30    Introduction  / opening – Mr Craig Schneider

08h45    Dr Larissa Panieri-Peter – Reflections on forensics and psychiatry in Family Law matters.

09h45    Adv Bernadine Bacher – Mediation in the context of GBV

10h30    Tea

11h00    Ms Tarryn Johannes-Buttres –  Contact and Care – Perspectives from the Family Advocate

11h45    Ms Juazel de Villiers – How Autism Spectrum Disorder impacts families

12h00    Dr Astrid Martalas – Children who resist and refuse contact

12h45    Lunch

13h30    Mr Martin Yodaiken– Voice of the Child vs Choice of the Child

14h45    Adv Janet McCurdie (SC) – Role of the Curator ad Litem

14h30    Mr Ronald Addinall (UCT) – Challenges for families. Transgender Children:

15h45 Conclusion  – John O’Leary

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