In the Brief Conflict Intervention (BCI) service, parties will meet with a specialist to help improve their understanding of their child’s needs during a separation or divorce, and to resolve parenting disputes.
The BCI specialist may:
- conduct parent, parent-child and child sessions
- discuss a child’s developmental needs and abilities
- review the importance of quality parent-child relationships
- discuss the adverse effects of parenting conflict on a child’s development
- explore family and individual strengths
- examine problem-solving skills and conflict resolution styles
- help resolve identified issues and draft a parenting agreement
- explore further options to assist the participants
To be eligible, parties must:
- have a parenting dispute involving at least one dependent child
- undergo safety screening
- have a gross income of $40,000 per year or less (either you or the other party)
- agree to participate together
- have attempted mediation before
- not have active child intervention or family violence issue before the courts
How to apply
You may be referred to this service by the court, a lawyer, mediator, or other family professional.
After you have applied, the BCI coordinator will contact you and the other party to determine if you're eligible for this service.