Parental Support for High-Conflict Families

There are at present six active Parental Support Groups, a Men Support Group with collectively about three hundred members. These groups are hosted and supported technically by the Division. Membership in these groups is voluntary and fluid. The issues discussed are based on the articulated and perceived needs of the member.
Twice per year seminars and workshops are hosted for members of these groups which explore issues that are of common concern to all groups.

Members comprise clients, for mediation and social work interventions, referral from other agencies and other members of the public who experience difficulties in the management of their families. These groups are therapeutic, members are allowed a secure space to sharpen their parenting skills, seek out support, information and supportive relationships to cope and better manage domestic situations. Through these groups, parents and grandparents:

  • Are equipped with information and skills to improve their confidence and competence in childrearing
  • Access support and develop coping skills and mechanisms in a non-threatening and supportive environment
  • Experience enhanced quality of family life in their communities.

Benefits:

  • Equips parents with information and skills to improve their confidence and competence in childrearing.
  • Provides support, coping skills and mechanisms to parents in a non-threatening and supportive environment
  • Enhances the quality of family life in communities