This service – known as Brief Conflict Intervention – is for parents or guardians who are parenting apart and having difficulties resolving a dispute.

To use this service:

  • you or the other party must have a gross income of less than $40,000 per year
  • you must agree to participate together
  • you must have at least one dependent child who’s either under 18 or over 18 and eligible for continued child support, based on their medical or educational need
  • you must have attempted mediation first
  • you should have no active child intervention or family violence issue before the courts

The 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

You can request this service. Alternatively, you may be referred to it by the Court, a lawyer, mediator or family professional.