High conflict divorce is a term that is typically applied to any of the following divorce situations:

  • Ongoing, unremitting hostility between adults
  • Drawn out or frequent court actions
  • Custody battles
  • Allegations of domestic violence, physical abuse and/or sexual abuse
  • Restraining orders/no contact orders
  • Lack of ability to communicate about children in their care (www.divorcehelpforparents.com)

Resources

Association of Family Conciliation Courts
http://www.afccnet.org/Resource-Center/Practice-Guidelines-and-Standards
http://www.afccnet.org/resource-center/resources-for-families/categoryid/1

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Ontario Chapter
www.afccontario.ca

Barbra Schlifer Commenorative Clinic – free counselling, legal interpretation information, and referral services for women who are victims of domestic violence
www.schliferclinic.com

Catholic Family Services (counselling, parenting, school support, marriage preparation)
www.cfs-ab.org

Child Development Institute – an accredited children’s mental health agency, with a family-focused approach providing programs and services for children, youth and their families
www.childdsevelop.ca

Common Sense Media – helps families make smart media choices by offering the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music
www.commonsensemedia.org

Families Change - download kids, teen, or parent guides on Divorce & Separation
www.familieschange.ca

Family Service Association (counselling, parenting, and Families in Transition for separating, divorcing and remarrying families, violence/abuse)
www.familyserviceontario.org (for all Ontario locations)

Focusing on meeting the needs of children post-separation
www.uptoparents.org

Health Canada: National Clearinghouse on Family Violence
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sfv-avf/index-eng.php

Information on the Office of the Children’s Lawyer
www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/ocl/
www.justiceeducation.ca

Parenting Communication Resources in High Conflict Cases
www.azafcc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/2011-Summit-Project.pdf

Parents Matter – resources for parents, practitioners who work parents, parent educators and those managing parent education
www.parentsmatter.ca/index.cfm?nodeid=9

Rainbows Program – Grief programs for children (United States)
www.rainbows.org

Sesame Street – Little Children, Big Challenges
www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/challenges

The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (“FRP”) – provides national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families
www.frp.ca

The parents section of this website includes helpful information about separation and divorce
www.divorceaid.co.uk

The parents site on this website includes articles on helping your child through a divorce and tips for divorcing parents
www.kidshealth.org

Welcome Back, Pluto: Understanding, Preventing, And Overcoming Parental Alienation – Author Dr. Richard A. Warshak publications
www.warshak.com

Other:

www.iamachildofdivorce.com
www.kidsturn.org
www.parentbooks.ca

Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
www.camft.ca

Family Mediation Canada
www.fmc.ca

Find a Social Worker
www.findasocialworker.ca/ON/en/default.asp

Ontario Association of Family Mediators
www.oafm.on.ca

Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
www.oamft.com

Ontario Association of Social Workers
www.oasw.org

Ontario Psychological Association
www.psych.on.ca

Ontario Society of Psychotherapists
www.psychotherapyontario.org

The Psychology Foundation of Canada
www.psychologyfoundation.org

 

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