WE CAN HELP YOU
Best Interests of your child/children.
We say it, we hear it, we read it; but what does it mean and how do we get to it? With so many separated parents, children are often stuck in the middle while the two people they love most argue, fight, separate, and keep fighting. Unless this changes, your child is severely at-risk for depression, anxiety, school failure, cutting, alcohol and drug abuse, and young teen pregnancy.
We are here to help you.
Richard H. Slatin, MC/MFCT.
Starting in 1992, he has been working with Family Courts and Family Court Parents in providing services that focus on the best interests of the children. In the last seven years alone, Mr. Slatin has written more than 1,600 expert-opinion reports in Family Court Cases. Additionally, he has been and continues to teach high-conflict co-parenting, counseling and psychology programs. You can download a copy his resume/CV by going to our "DOWNLOADS" page.
His book, Who Can I Love?, a story-therapy book written for parents and children to read together, is available on Amazon.com and is now in its 5th printing. You can learn more about it below Clicking below on the book's image (below) will take you to Amazon. It's available starting at just $9.99.
His many television appearances discussing topics such as Step-Parenting, Children and Grief, Parenting Young Children for Grandparents, and Co-Operative Parenting for High-Conflict Parents can be seen here.
Jorge Gracia, MC/MFCT. He joined us in 2019, bringing his experience in family counseling services, teaching, and program development. WIth his addition to our firm, we can now offer services in Yavapai and Maricopa counties, and other jurisdictions in Arizona.
Who Can I Love? written by Richard Slatin, MC/MFCT, is a storybook for parents and children to read together. It is the story of Kayden, whose parents live separately. When one parent gains a new partner, Kayden is stuck in the middle as the other parent doesn't want him to "like" the new partner. For Kayden, this results in feelings of sadness, depression, and guilt, plus loyalty conflicts. Learn how Kayden works through these challenges with the help of his friends. Written in therapy form, valuable insights and tools are provided in the story that you can use to recognize the signs and help your own child/children through this difficult time and better on track to thriving.
To learn more, click on the image below to be taken to Amazon.com
High-Conflict Cooperative Parenting Program.
(A brief explanation of this Program is available on "Downloads" <<click on the word "Downloads".)
Participants are referred to the Program by the Superior Court of Arizona, most often in Yavapai County, where the Program is based Classes are only $28.50/person per class, for a total of eight (8) classes.; either paid before each class or all-at-once, in advance, at a 12% discount.
There are two online class sessions each week for four (4) weeks . You will need high-speed internet connection and a computer. If you do not have this, your local library has free internet and computer access. Ask the librarian to do this and set you up. Its not hard to do but you will likely need a video camera, microphone, and a headset. These can be purchased very inexpensively at the your local Goodwill, Thrift, or Secondhand Store.
NOTE: A smartphone or Iphone will not work. The smallest compatible device would be an Ipad, Tablet (Android or PC).
As an online, 'virtual class', the participants are able to attend the class session from almost anywhere with the technology now common in most home environments .
Next Classes begin soon!
To sign up for the Program, please review and follow instructions in the -7- steps below:
1. Registration. Complete and Submit the Registration Form (#1, below).
2. Payment options. Below, you can pay online with either a credit/debit card or Paypal.
3. Program cost. Select "High Conflict Program" in the above Menu to complete the payment process, then return here.
4. Textbook cost; INCLUDED; we recycle used books in great shape!
5. Additional reading materials.
Go to the Main Menu (above) and click on the "Downloads" button, to be taken to the downloads page. Then, download the three (3) lower High-Conflict Program documents save, and read the Program information.
6. Review the Program information requirements to insure that your computer is capable of interactive video chat class participation. Within the last five (5) years, most computers, tablets, and laptops have integrated video cameras, microphone, and speakers, If you need these as an add-on to your computer, you are encourage to check a Goodwill store near you for inexpensive purchase, otherwise you can get one on Amazon, or at any Target or Walmart store.
7. When classes have been scheduled, you will be sent an email with the link and login information approximately 48 hours before the first class session.
Supervised Parenting Time.
At Slatin Family Services, our supervisors have earned a Master Degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy, hold an Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card, have completed professional supervision training, adhere to professional parenting time standards, have experience with court litigants and their families, and are bilingual in English and Spanish.
We are experienced and familiar with good, economically appropriate locations and activities for parenting time visitations.
Court-Appointed Family Advisory Evaluations are a relatively inexpensive method used to provide the court with an expert analysis of collateral information such documents, records, and interview information.
Brief-Focused Assessments combined with well-reasoned and child-focused opinions in Family Court cases can provide a very clear and expert-based report for the court. Written from a mental and behavioral health perspective, this utilizes the unique family systems approach. This can differ from attorney-authored reports, as legal education is very different from mental and behavioral health education. Once considered as being too expensive for those who need it most, this has now become much more affordable.
Parenting Coordination. An hourly service for high-conflict parents, this is generally a more immediate and less-costly alternative than returning to court.
Court Testimony. Expert Witness court testimony is available by prior arrangement and subject matter.