SEPARATED SAME-SEX PARENTED FAMILIES
Date: Thursday 25 October 2018
Time 1pm to 5pm
Venue: The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton
Includes: Afternoon tea
RSVP: Friday 19 October 2018
Eventbrite link here
CPD: attendance at this seminar will provide you with CPD units
Contact Details: Carol Benda
Carol.firstname.lastname@example.org or 6243 3463
Luke’s presentation will explore changing social attitudes and recent trends in same-sex divorce from countries where marriage equality has existed for some time. Luke will then share the findings of his qualitative research undertaken with separated same- sex parents from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and regional Victoria.
His findings unpack their experiences of separation both before and after legal changes recognising female non-biological parents, and will discuss parents’ experiences of shared care over two and sometimes three households.
He will introduce us to guild-parented families, those who create their family with more than two parents and their subsequent unique experiences of separation and shared parenting. His findings will also uncover same-sex parents’ experiences and perceptions of separation services and service providers, including legal professionals, family relationship centres, and mediation and counselling services
About the presenter:
Dr Luke Gahan is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University and a Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).