Parental Conflict Doesn’t
have to Hurt


Upcoming Event - Best Interest/Least Detrimental: Split Families with Children

This is the second in a series of workshops about harm to
children associated with parental separation to be presented by Dr. John
Simoneaux.  Mental health practitioners, attorneys, teachers and ministers
with advanced degrees who routinely assist children and parents in pre-venting
and resolving emotional damages resulting from parental conflicts over divorce
and child custody will benefit from this topic.

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February 16, 2018 at Le Pavillon
Parc Lafayette, 1913 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA
8:00am - 4pm

Free attendance, breakfast, and lunch.  $60 fee if you wish to receive 6 CE / 6 MCLE Family Law Specialization credits.


Please contact Lisa Driscoll at

(318) 443-0845 to register.  

Our Mission

To eliminate harm to Acadiana’s children due to parental conflict.


Upholding the needs of our children over the wants of parents:

BOI educates Acadiana’s citizens and community leaders about how to better identify, manage, and intervene in cases where parental conflict threatens the wellbeing of our children.

Community Involvement

BOI sponsors parent-intervention programs demonstrated to improve parenting skills.

BOI funds ULL grants for family research and education.

BOI collaborates with mental health workers, attorneys, clergy, and teachers to resolve problems associated with parental conflict.


BOI promotes the well-being of Acadiana’s children.
BOI’s efforts are backed by research that documents:

Addressing the Issue

Through a range of activities:

Hosting free public seminars about the effects of parental conflict on children.

Sponsoring family and parenting intervention programs for the Acadiana community.

Improving coordination among professionals involved with family conflict including judges, attorneys, mental health workers, and the clergy.

Organizing local professional workshops with CEU credits.

Funding community education programs with organizations such as ULL and The Family Tree.