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.
Parental alienation often occurs during the breakdown of a marriage and is considered a severe form of psychological abuse to the children involved. Research suggests that both moms and dads may engage in behaviour either intentionally or unintentionally that alienates children from a rejected parent.
The Family Bridges workshop is firmly grounded in well-accepted, peer-reviewed, and scientific research in cognitive, social, and developmental psychology, sociology and social neuroscience. With 23 years of history, the intervention has shown remarkable results at restoring the damaged relationship between the rejected parent and their children. Aspire Too is the official representation for Family Bridges Western Canada.
In four days the Family Bridges program accomplishes what therapists and the legal system have been unable to do. The goal of Family Bridges is to assist children in having a positive healthy relationship with both of their parents, a relationship that is intrinsically their right.
Contact Aspire Too today to learn more about workshop facilitation and availability for the Family Bridges program.