Our team is trained in all levels of High Conflict Divorce Resolution and are here to help assist families in moving towards a new way of parenting and communicating with the other parent. Research shows that both parents may engage in behaviour that is harmful to the children and while this isn’t always intentional, it is our belief that the damage to parent-child relationships that occurs can be minimized and in some cases, avoided altogether. Please contact the office to book a consultation with one of our specialists to determine what services would be the best fit for your family.
New Ways for Families® is a structured parenting skills method for both parents that is intended to reduce the impact of conflict for children in potentially high-conflict divorce and separation cases. It is a “no blame, no shame” approach that emphasizes strengthening skills for positive future behavior. Parents have many opportunities throughout the program to practice the skills in a neutral strengths-based environment.
Why New Ways for Families®?
New Ways is intended to teach parents the skills necessary to put their children first by improving their co-parenting skills and by jointly making their parenting decisions with the help of professionals – but without relying on the court to make decisions for them. When parents make their own parenting decisions, they are more likely to follow the agreements.
This reduces the time and resources spent on managing these cases in unnecessary court hearings. Completion of the program also provides the court with information about parents who are able to demonstrate the skills necessary for successful co-parenting – as well as those parents who may need more intensive intervention.