Abu Dhabi Judicial Division raises consciousness on strengthening ties between custody kids, their households

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ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Justice Department (ADJD) has organized two remote awareness lectures involving about 200 parents to strengthen relationships between custody children and their families.

The presentations were part of the Justice Department’s efforts to promote peaceful methods of divorce, protect children in fragmented families from the negative effects of divorce as much as possible, and protect their psychological well-being.

The Justice Department stated that the two lectures were held in partnership between the Child Visitation Center and the Family Guidance Section to realize the vision of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Presidential Affairs and President of Abu Dhabi’s Justice Department to support family stability as the foundation for community stability and to promote the human and social conditions that enable healthy environments for families and children.

The first lecture “Positive Communication Skills” was given by Dr. Turki Al Qahtani held while family counselor Sultan Alshuwaihi gave the second lecture entitled “Adequate Parental Relationship”.

Strengthening bonds

Both lectures addressed key issues related to strengthening bonds between custody children and their parents, understanding the psychology of this group of children living in conditions characterized by constant back-and-forth between separated parents, and the issue how to address their emotional problems and material needs in order to build balanced and flexible personalities capable of handling various real-world challenges.

The two speakers also provided the children’s families with a range of positive messages that can help them strengthen their relationship with their children, build a positive relationship with the other party in the best interests of the children, and be positive and flexible in their dealings with Foster family conflicts and thus enable the exemplary implementation of access instructions for the children both inside and outside the center.

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