Family Support NG provides conflict managing services for families to effectively manage conflicts since poor conflict management can adversely affect other aspects of family functioning.
Promoting family mental health and well-being through a conflict resolution approach that can positively impact child development and family relationships.
Economic hardship, emotional problems and psychological distress are associated with the break-up of families. This often leads to financially disabled, depressed and homeless single mothers raising children alone.
The effects of separation, divorce, break-up on children and adolescents can be destructive. According to an African adage, ‘when two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers’. Meaning, when the large fight, it is the small who suffer or the weak get hurt in conflicts between the powerful. When parents argue or fight, it is the children that suffer most.
The consequences in the lives of children and adolescents include homelessness, poverty, lack of education, academic, behavioural and psychological problems, impulsive behaviour, increased peer conflicts and aggressive behaviours. These negative effects are avoidable.
Separated and separating parents can despite their emotional issues continue to guide and love their children. They can continue to promote the safety and well-being of their children. We help women going through a divorce or separation to protect their rights, children and future with a focus on community-based services, conflict coaching and family law mediation.
This is a structured process that helps individuals in conflict situations work one-on-one with a dispute resolution specialist to resolve a dispute. They learn to better analyze and understand the conflict issue and how to effectively manage it. It is conflict support to individuals in cases of unresolved problem with a partner, ex-partner, a child, a parent, etc.
Individuals develop personal skills to rebuild relationships, improve communication, competency in conflict management and learn new skills for conflict resolution.
We offer free family mediation services to separated and separating families to resolve family disputes concerning child custody, visitation and child support without going to court assisted by a neutral third party, a mediator.
The mediator facilitates communication while the parents work together to reach agreement on their parenting issues and create their own parenting plan that is in the best interest of their children that let their children spend time with both parents. They are assisted to continue parenting their children cooperatively despite this event.
This process is easier on children and promotes their well-being. It reduces anxiety, fear and confusion, is quicker, private and confidential. If either party is not comfortable with being in the same room as the other partner, the mediator can work with the parties separately.