The Annual AFCC Conference will take place in Toronto, Canada from May 28 – June 1, 2019 Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D. And Frank Davis, Ph.D. will be presenting: “The Polyvagal Theory’s Application to High Conflict Families and Court Practitioners”.

Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory explains the link between the autonomic nervous system and human behavior. His theory has been applied to a wide variety of populations and has assisted practitioners in understanding the impact of biological processing in managing stress and trauma. The application of the polyvagal theory to court-involved populations can help litigants and practi- tioners understand their autonomic responses which in turn can aid self-understanding and self-regulation.