Going to Court Hurts Families: Helping Clients Experience a Peaceful Divorce (06/18/22 Replay!)
This Approved CEU provides Louisiana Social Workers with an introduction to the basic divorce processes in Louisiana, what to expect to help their clients navigate through a divorce, and exploration of alternatives to the traditional ligation divorce process, with a focus on Collaborative Divorce.
Presented by Sarah Pfeiffer, Esq., of Sarah Pfeiffer Law, this General (and Approved) CEU provides Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with an introduction to the basic divorce processes in Louisiana. (Moderated by Sheila M. Wilkinson, LMSW, ESQ.)
OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The purpose of this CEU will be to provide Louisiana Licensed Social Workers with an introduction to the basic divorce processes in Louisiana, what to expect to help their clients navigate through a divorce, and exploration of alternatives to the traditional ligation divorce process, with a focus on Collaborative Divorce.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- understand the differences between traditional litigation and its alternatives and be able to explain to clients
- understand the processes available to move through divorce proceedings in Louisiana and explain to clients
- learn more about how Social Workers can work with Attorneys through the divorce process (and what Attorneys need from Social Workers)
- understand the challenges and opportunities of Collaborative Divorce in Louisiana
- intelligently discuss why collaborative divorce is more beneficial to the clients than the traditional, adversarial litigation process
We highly suggest you print and take notes directly on the slides, rather than on separate paper. The Board historically has preferred integrated notes as proof of engagement during CEUs.
At the end of the video, you'll hear us say "okay, discussion time!" Because you are watching a replay, you won't be able to participate in the discussion, but you are still required to complete the evaluation. Once you get to that point in the video, go to the next step (EVALUATION) and complete the evaluation. You'll submit a form and receive a copy of your responses (which you should save for your records with the CEU Materials). If you have issues accessing the activity, please email us.
Sheila M. Wilkinson, Founder.
Sheila is originally from Houma, Louisiana, and is an educator, social worker and attorney. Her primary focus is empowering others to reach their full potential, guiding them towards resources and resolutions.
Heavily involved in community development, Sheila is a Founder of Resolve Mediation Group (a Louisiana nonprofit), as well as a Founder of the Louisiana Indian Law and Policy Association. She also serves on several nonprofit boards and professional organizations in New Orleans, particularly with ArtSpot Productions and within the Bar Governance of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Completing her LL.M. in International and European Law with the Institute for European Studies in Brussels in 2014, Sheila’s current focus is on comparative EU/US law, as well as business law and its effective and efficient development. Prior to her LL.M., Sheila earned her Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans in Civil Law with an International Legal Studies Certificate, and her Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University.
Sheila managed a partnership of law firms for 10 years, focusing on class actions and multi-district litigation prior to opening her own consulting firm in 2010. Since then, Sheila has divided her time between the United States and Belgium serving clients and educational institutions in both locations.
In New Orleans, Sheila teaches at the University of Phoenix, Loyola University and Herzing University. In Brussels, Sheila teaches at Vesalius College and United Business Institutes.
A lifelong learner, Sheila has two goals each day: (1) to make a stranger laugh and (2) to be a better person today than she was yesterday. With a keen sense of humor and mean baking skills, she happily and genuinely engages others wherever she goes.