Parenting Orders Program

Where separating families are in high conflict over parenting arrangements, the Parenting Orders Program can help parents focus on their children’s needs and improve co-parenting communication.

Parents’ Group work – “Building Better Bridges”

Our POP practitioners conduct comprehensive individual parent intake interviews to assess suitability to participate in the program.  Then parents participate in a 6 week therapeutic-educational group work program with other parents who are also experiencing separation. Topics include child development and attachment, conflict resolution and problem solving, effective communication and self care and wellness.  Parents attend different groups to their former partners. Following the group work parents may participate in counselling, individually or jointly with their child’s other parent.

Children’s Group work – “Jigsaw”

Our Jigsaw practitioners run a 6 week group work program for children aged 6-8 and 9-11 years whose parents have separated.  Children learn about feelings, changes in their families, healthy coping and problem solving skills and talk about their hopes and dreams.  This occurs in small groups with fun activities.

 

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Commitment to Child Safety

All children and young people who access UMFC Services have a right to feel and be safe and to be treated with respect. We are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment and working towards the best interests of children and young people at all times.