Tools to Become a Parent Coordinator

Saturday, October 24th, 2020*

Kennedy School in Portland, Oregon


A parenting coordinator helps resolve conflicts, which are always detrimental to the child or children involved. This is a court-ordered process that is not confidential, and has the best interest of the child at the center of every decision.

This conference will provide participants information, skills and tools to become a Parenting Coordinator. Although not a prerequisite for participation in the conference, mediation training is also required in order to become a Parenting Coordinator.

Six hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been approved by the Oregon State Bar, including three hours of Access to Justice credits and three hours of General credits.


Headshot of Charlene Sabin, MD

Charlene Sabin, MD

Behavioral Pediatrician

Charlene Sabin, MD is a Behavioral Pediatrician specializing in children’s and family’s emotional and mental health issues. She has had a long standing interest in the interface between mental health and legal issues , and she has worked as a Parenting Coordinator, custody evaluator and as a therapist helping families through the aftermath of divorce and high conflict family dynamics. She has had experience in providing continuing legal and medical education in the areas of identifying and reporting child abuse, and therapy for high conflict families, and provides ongoing consultation in these areas.

Headshot of  Cassandra L. Marshall, JD

Cassandra L. Marshall, JD

Attorney at Law

Cassandra L. Marshall is an attorney with 38 years of experience litigating family law issues. She is now exclusively working with families who need parenting coordination and mediation. She has been an adjunct professor teaching family law, she teaches mediation to attorneys and therapists who would like to be family law mediators, and has been admitted to practice law in Oregon, Washington and Indiana.


Saturday, October 24th, 2020

3:00 PM
Breakfast, Check-in, RegistrationCoffee, tea, juice, pastries, yogurt, fruit, hard-boiled eggs
3:40 PM
3:45 PM
Session 1 What is Parenting Coordination?Definitions, statutes, qualifications to be a Parenting Coordinator
4:30 PM
Session 2Structure and Organization of Parent Coordination ActivitiesBinding recommendations, communication with attorneys and therapists
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
Session 3Dynamics of High Conflict Following Divorce and Impact on ChildrenSpecial personality issues, never married parents, protecting children
7:00 PM
LunchSoups and salads buffet, chocolate chip cookies
7:45 PM
Session 4Obstacles Along the Way, Child Abuse, Domestic ViolenceWhen children refuse parenting time, ending your role, power and control dynamics
9:15 PM
Afternoon SnackMore cookies and brownies
9:30 PM
Session 5More Tools and Skills for Parent Coordination. How to Deal with the Stress of the Work.Time for discussion and questions
11:00 PM
End of Day


Get directions to our event

Kennedy School


5736 NE 33rd Ave

Portland, Oregon 97211


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