Parenting Coordination

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
The AFCC is a professional association for those who work with families in conflict. They’ve created standards and guidelines for parenting coordinators, plus an array of information about family services.

AAML Child-Centered Residential Guidelines – A comprehensive guide to setting up the most effective parenting plan for your co-nuclear family

BenchCard – This is the guide that I helped cocreate.  All judges in MA have it at their disposal and might well use it when they are being asked to appoint a Parenting Coordinator.  It is a great resource to help you and your coparent prepare yourself for when you go to court and ask for a PC to be appointed, especially if you are self-represented.

AZ AFCC Co-Parenting Communication Guide – Essentials of effective coparenting communication

AZ AFCC Parenting Communication Resources in High Conflict Cases – Essential considerations for high conflict coparenting communication

MA Shared Parenting Plan Guide – Guide that provides areas of considerations of children’s needs by age range

Standing Order 1 – 17 – The RULE that sets out the qualifications for and standards by which the judge must appoint Parenting Coordinators in MA

The Center for Divorce Education – Online Parenting Classes – Based on extensive research, here are two highly effective online coparenting classes that will reduce the stress of divorce and separation for all parties.

High Conflict Parenting Classes @ William James College – This intensive nine-week psycho-education course is the “Cadillac” experiential course to build Coparenting skills for parents who are caught up in high conflict divorce.

OurFamilyWizard – A multifaceted online platform that supports families as they manage shared parenting.  A must for all of Tony’s clients.

Bill Eddy – High Conflict Institute – HCI is a training and consultation group that helps parents and professionals identify, manage and prepare for the most complex and frustrating high-conflict situations.

Nonviolent Communication – NVC gives people a way of listening and communicating so people feel not just heard but understood.

Substance Use and Parenting – This first of its kind guidebook infuses science and evidence-based practices into family court decision making with the goal of better serving children and parents impacted by addiction.

The Gottman Institute – You’ve heard me talk about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Soft Startups, check out these and more of John and Julie’s work.

Between2Homes – Three more valuable online classes for coparents.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – When stress is high and you’re in a vulnerable state, the challenged parts of us emerge: anger, anxiety, frustration, and fear. These negative emotions can take control. But with The Emotional Freedom Technique, you’ll get calm and centered in less than three minutes. Learn more >>

What to Tell the Kids  – Some basic tips you can use when you need to have “that conversation” with your Children from a recognized leader in Child welfare

Tug of War This excerpt from the book by the same title contains 10 tips for successful resolution of parenting disputes.


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