Richard H. Slatin, MC/MFCT
Starting in 1992, Richard Slatin, MC/MFCT 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 1,000 expert-opinion reports in Family Court Cases. Additionally, he has been and continues to teach high-conflict co-parenting, counseling and psychology courses.
His book, Who Can I Love?, the story therapy book written for parents and children to read together, is available here on Amazon.com and is now in its 5th printing.
Some of 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.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS
Divorced, Step-Blended, and Never-Married Families make up as much as 65% of children's families. In the majority of cases, parenting and home structure by the separated parents is very different and the major differences have a disruptive effect on the children. While most parents can agree that structure, schedules, consistency, and similar parenting styles are "in the best interests of the child;" much of that is forgotten, disposed of, or a casualty from the "don't tell me how to parent in my home" anger statement. What parents often do not understand is that this places their children seriously at risk for anxiety, depression, poor anger and impulse management, school failure and drop-out, later drug/alcohol abuse, 'cutting,' and early teen pregnancy. Nothing good comes out of just waiting and hoping that things improve for the child. That is largely dependent upon the parents. Without a clear intervention of change; the children" go down the wrong path," and stay there for life. As these children become adults, poor choices with poor outcomes are the norm for them.
High Conflict/Cooperative Parenting Program.
The first Program that helps the parents to change their focus from anger for the failed relationship to a child-focused "business" model is our High Conflict/Cooperative Parenting Program. In this program, the parents can transition from anger and disappointment over the failed relationship into a new relationship, like that of business partners. In this "business" model, their limited involvement with each other is strictly child-related, where the parents' common goal is to raise healthier children, shielded from the parents' conflicts.
Parenting Skills Development.
In our second Program, Parenting Skills Development, the parents are encouraged to bring their positive parenting skills into the classroom; where one or both parents learn skills that can provide structure, schedules, and age-appropriate parenting styles that can then be consistently-applied across both parents' homes. Often, when the parents were together, one of the parents performed the majority of parenting tasks; such as managing/transporting children for healthcare appointments, extra-curricular activities, involvement with the child's school, education, and learning/reinforcement of learning at home (a/k/a/ homework). After the parents' separation, the understanding and application of good parenting skills in both homes is at best, very uneven. At its worst, it was not present to begin with. What this Program does is place the same, healthy skill level in both parents' homes.
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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & APPEARANCES
Richard Slatin, MC/MFCT is available for speaking engagements and appearances . Please contact us with your interest(s) with a message sent through the Contact Us Today (above, in orange color).