"Co-Parenting is not a competition. It's a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids not against them."

(Author Unknown)

Parent Coaching & Co-Parent Coaching: Works with family units as a whole to support positive, healthy parenting and co-parenting strategies and goals. Provides high quality coaching sessions using ICF (International Coaching Federation) standards.

Parent Coordination: The Parenting Coordinator’s role is to help parents resolve their differences regarding their child(ren) and their child(ren)’s care in a manner that serves the best interest of their child(ren), minimizes conflict between parents that could harm their child(ren) and fosters cooperation between parents. The Parenting Coordinator may assess the situation and educate the parents as necessary regarding child development and communication and facilitate communication between the parents and others involved with their child(ren). The Parenting Coordinator may coach parents on strategies of interacting effectively with each other and their children, refer family members to other resources and professionals, mediate disputes between parents, and make final decisions if at any time the parents fail to reach a mediated agreement.

Family & Divorce Mediation: Build a foundation for productive family interaction, assist parties in creating solutions suited to their unique circumstances, encourage parents to have direct input regarding time with their children, empower parties to determine their own outcomes, help parties move forward after marriage termination, keep children’s best interests at forefront of decision-making, terminate marriage more efficiently and quickly, maintain appropriate family relationships, model good communication, set the stage for continued communication between parents.(https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov)

Mediators don't make decisions or offer legal advice, but rather serve as facilitators to help families figure out what's best for their situation.

 

School Attendance Mediation: Mediation in the context of school attendance refers to mediation that is used to address excessive school absences. Mediators don't make decisions or offer legal advice, but rather serve as facilitators to help families figure out what's best for their situation. (https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov)

Independent contractor: with local Child Welfare agencies & School districts. Consults with families, Educators, Attorneys, Case management.

NEW SERVICE: Childhood Trauma & Attachment Consultation

  • Therapeutic consultation services for children reunifying with their parents after an absence of time together
  • Attachment focused relationship building between family systems
  • Crisis management, emergency trauma support for kinship, foster, and biological families (ex. Child removal from home)
  • Attachment assessments/evaluations
  • Collaborative consultation and recommendations on childhood trauma and attachment (with school districts, medical providers)
  • Therapeutic support 
  • Immediate therapeutic intervention during crisis situations for foster, kindship
  • Immediate therapeutic intervention during crisis situations for Caseworkers
  • Work collaboratively on child readiness to move to next steps of reunification
  • Therapeutic preparation for visits after trauma has occurred for child
  • Ongoing support for foster families

 

 

NEW Therapy dog assistant (upon request):

Maple - certified International therapy dog, is a hypoallergenic Labradoodle. She is available upon request to attend appointments.