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New Ways For Families Program Demostrates Tremendous ROI

Medicine Hat Family Services released a report showing the social value and return on investment (SROI) outcomes of their New Ways For Families program.

"for every dollar invested, the program created an average of $7.40 in social value over the first three years of operation"

By supporting these parents through the difficult process of establishing appropriate and fair custody agreements, NWFF helps to decrease conflict, stress and abuse while improving outcomes for children, leading to safer, healthier families and communities.

Skills

Flexible Thinking:

Acknowledging that there is more than one solution to most problems

  • Flexible Thinking: Acknowledging that there is more than one solution to most problems
  • Managed Emotions: Controlling one’s own anger, sadness, fear, and anxiety so as to not over-react
  • Moderate Behaviors: Avoiding extreme actions and language
  • Checking Yourself: Reminding yourself to use these skills at times of stress

Videos About the New Ways Method!

In this 2 minute video, Bill Eddy provides an in depth introduction into this proven method for helping families in separation and divorce. It is intended to inoculate families from becoming high-conflict in the court process, and can also help families after court with difficult, high-conflict co-parenting issues court with difficult, high-conflict co-parenting issues.

Potentially high-conflict cases benefit from a more tightly-structured and controlled mediation process. This professional training emphasizes the role of the mediator as “guide” – providing a mediator with simple skills for the parties to repeatedly apply in more actively asking questions, gathering information and making proposals.

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