Programs v2 – DRAFT

The BIDC is committed to providing relevant and high-quality information to professionals working in the field of divorce.

Attendees may receive CEU or CLE credits. For professionals who are not social workers or lawyers, a contact hour certificate is also awarded.

If you need any assistance registering for programs, please call 720-593-8992 or email us.

You may also be interested in attending the monthly Consultation Group for mental health professionals which is led by Bob Backerman. Click here to learn more and see the schedule.

Understanding Trauma Presentation and Coercive Control in Child Custody Proceedings

Date: January 24th, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Presenters: Erin Shannon (she/her/hers)--Director of Advocacy and Education SPAN and Incarnación Kluding-Rodriguez (they/them/theirs)--Spanish Bilingual Training and Engagement Coordinator SPAN
Cost: $20 for members (including MDIC members)/$40 non-members

Exposure to domestic violence is a leading cause of adverse childhood experiences. Research confirms that allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are often discounted when raised in child custody litigation, even when credible claims of abuse are presented to fact finders. This 2-hour workshop presented by representatives from Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), will provide training in identifying and understanding the nuance present in families experiencing domestic violence. The workshop will also discuss ways in which a trauma-informed lens can lead professionals who are involved in child custody proceedings to a deeper understanding of coercive control and the traumatic effects of family violence on children, adults and families.

*This course is designed to address the new domestic violence training requirements for court-appointed professionals in House Bill 21-1228. Participation certificates will be available. The BIDC has also submitted this course for CLE credit. Attorneys and mental health professionals are welcome.

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2022 Family Law Update

Date: February 2nd, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenters: Sharlene Aitken
Cost: Included in Membership Package / $35 for All Non-Members

Ms. Aitken will provide her Annual Family Law Case Review on both Published and Unpublished Opinions from 2021 and 2022 from her practice as an appellate lawyer. This program will discuss how current and future appellate cases can shape your Family Law practice moving forward.


It’s More than a Pronoun: Transgender Children and the Best-Interests Standard

Date: TBD
Where: Online
Cost: $175.00

Missed this all-day workshop or just want to review the content? You are in luck, the video recording is now available for viewing any time you like.

    This Home Study includes handouts Q & A and presentations from:

  • Michal Duffy on Transgender Basics
  • Rachel Gellert on Understanding and Treating Gender Dysphoria in Children and Adolescents and
  • Asaf Orr on Families in Conflict

CLE/CE credit provided.

Transgender Children and the Best Interests Standard

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