Rosa Silvestro

Rosa Silvestro

Rosa Silvestro
Rosa Silvestro, Victoria Legal Aid Family Dispute Resolution Service chairperson


BA, Grad Dip Allied Child Psychology

Accreditation and memberships


Rosa joined the Victoria Legal Aid chairperson panel in November 2012 and is also a child consultant for the Kids Talk program.

Rosa is a psychologist who has worked with separated families and children since the early 1980s. During this time Rosa was employed as a family counsellor/ consultant for the Family Court and promoted to deputy manager of Child Dispute Services in the Family Court and later Dispute Resolution Co-ordinator (a national role) at the Federal Magistrates Court.

Rosa left the court and established her own private practice in 2009. She is a collaborative law professional practitioner.

Rosa is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and offers private mediation to separated parents. She can provide child inclusive mediation so that the children's voices can be brought into the mediation process. She also offers individual support to separated parents.

Rosa provides family reports to both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.

Rosa has delivered training at numerous organisations and events, including training for independent children’s lawyers since 1997 by the Law Council, as well as for family consultants.

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