Between Two Homes: Best practices when working with families raising children between two homes due to separation, divorce, or other family circumstance - Bradley Craig




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Approved for 6 CPD/CE credits


TRAINING information

This is an on-demand training event. Watch anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

All course content related to this training will be accessible for 365 days after purchase.

Registration for this event will close on 15th April 2022.


This 6-hour presentation will add tools and techniques to your ability to assist families in negotiation, help you increase empathy by viewing circumstances from a child’s point of view, increase your understanding of high conflict family patterns, help you understand various forms of domestic violence, and provide you with new resources for families.

Professionals and paraprofessionals in the therapeutic and forensic field commonly deal with children and families in transition due to circumstances such as separation, divorce, or other two home issues. With the prevalence of divorce, mental health professionals frequently find themselves involved in these complex family structures. Well-meaning professionals can create unintended stress in a family if they are unaware of the specialized issues that come with the dynamics of these families.

Unfortunately, many children growing up between two homes and their family systems are described as “Shattered,” “Broken,” or “Divorced” when research actually supports some children fare better post-separation while others face continuing problems from their parents’ continuing conflict.  Further, language used by professionals is sometimes divisive and promotes the concept of win/loose.

Families vary from degrees of conflict, and in order to provide skilled assistance court service providers need to be aware of the dynamics of low conflict family systems versus meeting the needs of highly conflicted family systems. It takes skilled resolution specialists to not only create plans for these various types of families that are child and family focused, but also that plan for the future.  Common mistakes parents make can be addressed via education and skillfully crafted parenting plans using interest-based negotiation.

This webinar presented by Bradley S. Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE author of Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Handbook offers participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the higher standard of practice involved in working with these families while learning about current research and knowledge regarding two homes issues. Options will also be presented on resources available to these families as well as professional tools and techniques.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the family system in transition to assess intervention and maximize client outcomes.
  2. Understand the current professional and legal standards of practice between therapeutic and forensic services.
  3. Identify circumstances where a professional’s experience can be misapplied to families involved in the court system and ways to prevent this.
  4. Learn resources available to families to reduce chronic re-litigation.
  5. Gain insight into patterns of low conflict families versus highly conflicted families.
  6. Recognize common coparenting mistakes which may be addressed in a parenting plan.


Video 1

00:14:56 Introduction, What is Coparenting? Research
01:10:15 Dynamics of Court Involvement, Terminology
01:55:30 Options for Families
04:01:01 Therapeutic vs. Forensic, Standards of Practice and TFC
05:03:38 Records Requests
05:54:40 Tools, Common Mistakes, Alienation, Estrangement

Video 2

00:09:38 Wrap up, Q&A

About the Speaker

Bradley Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE received his Master’s Degree in Social Work at University of Texas at Arlington and is a Licensed Social Worker and Certified Family Life Educator. As a social worker and family life educator, Brad is a trained family law mediator and provides family law mediation training currently with other organizations. In addition, he offers training for other professionals to structure approaches to help these children being raised between two homes. He works with divorcing families and those with continuing custody/parenting time issue as a Family Mediator, Collaborative Law Allied Professional, Co-parenting Case Manager, Co-parenting Coach, Educator, Parenting Facilitator, and Parenting Coordinator. Brad has trained many parenting facilitators in Texas. He is a noted co-parent educator in the North Texas area, and has developed a number of parent education programs for families raising children in two homes. He began specializing in working with families raising children between two homes in 1992.

Brad is the author of Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Handbook and Between Two Homes: A Coparenting Workbook. He has written curriculum for coparent education programs and has developed educational videos. He has been a guest speaker on many television and radio programs and is often asked to speak at local, state and national conferences on coparenting issues. He hosted an ongoing cable television series “The Children in the Middle Show,” aimed at educating viewers about both the effects of parental conflict after a separation on children and the services available to help families through coparenting issues.


<strong>CPD &amp; CE credits available: 6</strong>

<em>How do I receive these credits?</em>

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

<em>Does my regulatory body accept the credits?</em>

The CPD &amp; CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association


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