Parent with Teen Mediation addresses conflicts within the family. It is for teens (13 – 19) who are having trouble with their parents, at school or with the law. For example, common issues are boyfriends/girlfriends (including the parent’s), appearance, work, spending time together, chores, siblings, how the family communicates, etc. The parents and the teen sit down in a safe and confidential setting to discuss issues with a professional, impartial mediator who refrains from giving advice or counseling. The mediation process also helps each one to listen, to build understanding and identify ways to meet the needs of the entire family.
HOW DOES PARENT with TEEN MEDIATION WORK?
Parent with Teen Mediation begins with a short phone interview to identify the general issues. The family is assigned a mediator (sometimes a team of two) and a future date is scheduled for mediation. First each family member talks privately with the mediator. Then the mediator will hold a joint, guided discussion to help the parents and the teen to address each of their issues. All discussions are confidential. Typically, a mediation session will last four hours.
WHO SHOULD TRY PARENT with TEEN MEDIATION?
If the family members are willing to come, then mediation might be for you. Parent with Teen Mediation is for families who choose to address specific issues such as communication, curfew or grades, and want to improve their relationships.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?
The fee is $250.00. The Parent with Teen Mediation includes individual interviews and one mediation session. We make every effort to make our services available to all families regardless of individual financial circumstances. Some families may qualify for a fee adjustment. Please call for details. A subsequent fee for any further sessions is assessed if the parties wish to continue mediating.
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