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Location: Home Services Youth and Children Child Consultations

Child Consultations

Child Consultation can happen when both parents are engaged in either Family Dispute Resolution or Counselling. With both parents’ consent, a child consultant specialist has a one hour session directly with the child/ren.

This session is structured in such a way as to allow children to express their feelings and indicate how they are coping with the family situation. The child consultant then has an appointment with the parents about one or two weeks later where the best outcomes for the children are discussed.

Research shows some of the benefits of Child Consultation include:

  • Greater improvement in the parenting alliance
  • Children report greater sense of closeness to both parents
  • Greater stability of care and contact patterns
  • Lower litigation

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