RSS

Tag Archives: Family Services Counselor

Conflict Resolution Conference: Part 6

It is necessary that you make a commitment to cooperate with the Family Services Office in the following ways:

 

1. Keep scheduled appointments and arrive on time for all meetings.

2. Remain open to new suggestions and ideas.

3. Sign the necessary Authorization for Release of Information forms and bring all requested information to your appointments.

4. Do not bring children with you to the Conflict Resolution Conference.

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Conflict Resolution Conference: Part 5

Tips for Success

 Your participation and cooperation throughout the CRC process is essential.

We know that the process may be a stressful and emotional one. However, it is helpful to listen to what everyone has to say and to share your opinions and concerns in a way that shows respect for everyone in the process.

 

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Conflict Resolution Conference: Part 4

If the parents reach an agreement during the CRC, the terms of that agreement are reported to the Court, the parents, and the attorneys of record. The agreement becomes legally binding upon order of the Court.

Even when an agreement is not reached during the sessions, the CRC process is still helpful. Parents often leave with a greater understanding of different parenting plans and how they might meet the needs of their children.

Parenting plans may need to change several times over the years for a variety of reasons. If parents need help in resolving issues about their children after the CRC process is completed, they may contact the Court Support Services Division – Family Services for direction.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Conflict Resolution Conference: Part 3

One role of the FRC is to provide a neutral, supportive, and structured place for discussions to occur. The counselor helps to keep the focus of the meetings on the best interests of the children while allowing the needs and desires of the parents to be considered. The FRC may also provide education about alternative parenting plans and how they are impacted by the stages of child development.

 

It is also possible that the FRC will consider information received from other resources, in an attempt to help the parents resolve their differences. While the parents keep their roles as the decision-makers in this process, the FRC may offer their verbal assessment of the situation and ultimately share recommendations they believe will resolve the issues. These assessments and recommendations are not reported to the Court.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Family Services Issue Focused Evaluations: Part 6

What Parents Need to Do

The participation and cooperation of the parents throughout the Issue Focused Evaluation process is essential. It is very important that a commitment be made to cooperate with the Family Services in the following ways:

1. Keep scheduled appointments and arrive on time for all meetings.

2. Do not bring your children to appointments that are scheduled for you.

3. Fill out the Issue Focused Evaluation Questionnaire completely and accurately before the first appointment and bring it with you to the first appointment.

4. Sign the necessary Authorization for Release of Information forms and bring all requested information to appointments.

5. Make the children available, both at home and at the Family Services Office, if requested by the FRC.

6. If your children are going to be interviewed, explain to them that the FRC wants to meet them, but let them know that they will not be asked to choose between their parents.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Family Services Issue Focused Evaluations: Part 5

The final conference is when the FRC will share relevant information gathered during the IFE, present an assessment of the referred issue, and provide a recommended plan to resolve the matter. A written report summarizing the information shared in the final conference will also be handed out in this meeting and given to the Court.

 

If this information and report does not help the parents come to an agreement, the matter will most likely go to trial. At that time, the FRC’s recommendations and report may be used as evidence and the counselor may testify.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,