REACH Reunification Program
The REACH program is primarily focussed on addressing situations where parent-child relationships are disrupted in a context of alienation, estrangement, high conflict and complexity. Child(ren) may be disconnected from a parent due to influences of the other parent or the behaviour of the rejected parent.
REACH can also address separating and divorcing families that have disrupted relationships between parents and children and/or conflicted relationships between parents. We work efficiently with all family members to reduce conflict and provide the best possible family environment for everyone, especially the children.
REACH is available both to families working outside the court system in Mediation and Collaborative Law as well as those who are involved in court processes. We can provide cost-effective, in-depth therapeutic support for separation transitions, independently from or together with liaison to the court or relevant others.
- Senior child, adult and family therapists;
- Specialists in separation / divorce issues;
- Legal and therapeutic professionals
How Does REACH Work?
REACH provides therapists for each parent and child(ren), who then work as a team to understand the whole family.
REACH provides interventions that can resolve problems related to the separation / divorce, creating the best possible solutions for all family members, especially the children and helping the family to become independent problem-solvers.
The REACH team generally includes a Court Designate to provide feedback to counsel or to the court. REACH therapists do not testify for either parent. Any information that is provided to counsel or to the court is provided by the Court Designate who has been briefed by the entire team so as to have a complete and balanced understanding of the whole family.
REACH responds to:
- Disrupted parent-child relationships;
- Children resisting parental contact post separation;
- Alienation and estrangement;
- Disruptive conflict between parents;
- Difficult circumstances;
- Parent education needs and skill building;
- Special needs children;
- Children with behavior or emotional problems;
- Parenting plans that don’t work;
- Court involved families; and,
- Other separation / divorce related problems.
The REACH process generally begins with a court order or consent order. Information on REACH can be accessed by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can then forward information about REACH, REACH team members and sample orders upon request.