Welcome to Family Support – GTN, a conflict resolution and support service helping people with resources and services to resolve disputes, overcome challenges and difficult obstacles. Individuals and famlies get equipped with the skills and tools to change unfavourable situations and circumstances for a positive turnaround. They gain the ability to improve their relationships, protect their marriages and families.
FAMILY CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Conflict is a normal, real and inevitable part of life which can occur at home, at work and in all other relationships. When conflict is properly and efficiently resolved, relationships are preserved, get stronger and stay healthy. Read More.
During separation and divorce a prudent alternative to the adversarial system helps separated parents resolve parenting issues without going to court doing what is best for themselves and most importantly, their children. They are assisted by a neutral third party, the mediator to talk to each other and agree on outcomes that meet their needs and address their concerns.
Through mediation which is a structured process, disputing parties are assisted to resolve their differences through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. The mediator facilitates communication and the parties involved negotiate a settlement in a non-adversarial and constructive manner.
Parents have rights and responsibilities no matter what happens in their marriage or between them. Their parental duties include caring for their children and ensuring their well-being. The mediator can assist them to continue to make joint decisions about their children after separation or divorce thereby creating a healthy future for their children and themselves. Read More.
Helping young people access entrepreneurial skills acquisition resources and mentoring youths to build self-esteem, handle problems better, improve coping skills to take charge of their lives. Engaging with the youth to help them develop the ability to deal positively with anxiety and overcome difficult times. Equipping them with the talents that foster positive behaviour and healthy habits to live productive lives.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVES
Preventing violence through family interventions to reduce risk factors for violence and encourage protective factors. Improving marital communication, parenting, access to income opportunities to prevent financial difficulty, marital conflicts and family stress.
Encouraging mediation of family conflicts, child custody disputes and uncooperative co-parenting. Supporting parents to continue taking care of their children and ensure their well-being during difficult situations and times.
Anti-social behaviours and youth crime prevention through support for families, encouraging caring parents and family. Connecting with troubled teens and neglected children. Equipping young people with basic communication skills.
RESOURCES AND REFERRALS
Links and referrals to help people find appropriate services for support. These connect people to government and community services for networks of support including crisis support for victims of violence.