© 2011 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq.
The entire month of July is dedicated to Child Centered Divorce. This month of awareness marks the second annual event. Therapists, mediators, educators, social workers, teachers, and attorneys will come together to ensure that, collectively, all efforts are targeted toward making child the first priority in any divorce or separation.
With this mind I wanted to take few minutes to share about New Ways for Families®, a program HCI created to help families in separation and divorce. It is intended to inoculate families from becoming high-conflict in the court process, and can also help families after court with difficult, high-conflict co-parenting issue such as child or parental alienation.
How Does it Work?
NWFF is a structured parenting skills method designed to reduce the impact of conflict on children in potentially high-conflict cases. Available in Book and DVD, NWFF can be used whenever a parent or the court believes one parent needs restricted parenting (supervised, no contact, limited time), at the start of a case or any time a parent requests restricted parenting including after the divorce or separation. This method emphasizes strengthening skills for positive future behavior (new ways), rather than focusing on past negative behavior while still acknowledging it.
Bill Eddy is a lawyer, therapist, and mediator. He is the co-founder and Training Director of the High Conflict Institute, a training and consultation firm that trains professionals to deal with high conflict people and situations. He is the author of several books and methods for handling high conflict personalities and high conflict disputes with the most difficult people.