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Understanding Separation within Same-Sex Parented Families
May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Do you work in the legal and community service sector with families experiencing separation? Would you like to know more about separation within same-sex parented families? If yes, come and hear Dr Luke Gahan speak about:
Understanding Same-Sex Parented Families:
-Same-Sex Divorce Trends
-Research on Same-Sex parents from abroad
Changing Social and Legal Realities:
-2011 and 2016 Census figures
-Data on social change in acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender in Australia.
-Legal changes (recognition of relationships, non-biological mothers, birth certificates, surrogacy and adoption)
The Australian Separated Same-Sex Parent Study:
-Impact of the law on separation experiences
-How parents share care following separation
-Parents/ Families experiences with separation service providers
-The stigma of same-sex separation
-Implications for service providers, law makers and community
How to work with Same-Sex Parents and Separated Same-Sex Parented Families:
-Practical skills and information
Dr Luke Gahan is a Sociologist who conducted an Australian research project exploring separation and post separation experiences within same-sex parented families. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at La Trobe University and a Research Fellow at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Dr Luke Gahan has been a lecturer and tutor in Sociology at La Trobe and Federation Universities. His PhD research examined the experiences of separation and divorce within same-sex parented families.