Counseling & Parent Facilitation
                Courtney Rios, LPC, Parent Facilitator, Mediator
​        101 N. Shoreline Blvd. Suite 325 Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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Parent Facilitation Services and Co-Parenting Coaching

"Parenting Coordination is a child-focused alternative dispute resolution process in which a trained mental health or legal professional with mediation training and expertise assists high conflict parents to implement their parenting plan by facilitating the resolution of their disputes in a timely manner, educating parents about children's needs..." 

From Guidelines for Parenting Coordination of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (2005). 

Parenting coordination and parenting facilitation are specialized mediation services offered to divorced, and divorcing, parents who need assistance in child-centered dispute resolution and custody issues, while developing and implementing workable parenting plans when parents are distracted by their high conflict relationship. Both services may be ordered for families through the court for these high conflict families and are codified in the Texas Family Code.

When parents have intense and prolonged inter-parental conflict, not only does it impair their ability to deal with each other, it distorts their ability to deal effectively with their children. This is very costly to the family in terms of money spent in litigation, emotional distress, and ineffective parenting. Money and time resources are distracted and usually wasted. Parenting coordination and parenting facilitation helps the parents and their child(ren) move forward to healthier and more satisfying decisions.

Co-parenting coaching and co-parenting counseling also offers divorcing or divorced parents to move towards having positive communication skills to better raise their children together.  Coaching and counseling services not only give the parents tools of communication, compromise, and understanding, but also a more stable lifestyle for the children as well.  After all, it is what's in the best interest of the kids at the end of the day. 

In some cases, the behavior of one or both parents may lead to the alienation of their children. Parenting coordinators and facilitators are often appointed by the family court to help families save money, to make quality decisions for the best interest of their children, and to keep their divorce child-centered in a win-win way.

Source:  Manousso Mediation and Arbitration, LLC.
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