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Westchester Parenting Coordination

What is Parenting Coordination?

Parenting coordination is a helpful process for parents who have decided to separate or divorce but who are committed to assuring their children's well-being.


Elliott J. Rosen, Ed.D., L.M.F.T., Director Emeritus of Family Institute of Westchester is a highly trained and experienced Parenting Coordinator and Mediator who guides parents to do the very best for their  children at some of the most difficult times of their lives. 

The goal of parenting coordination is to facilitate parents working together to keep their children free from their conflicts.  Parenting coordination recognizes that while conflict is a normal part of divorce, how well parents manage that conflict affects both the immediate and long-term well being of their children.

A Parenting Coordinator (PC), is a specially trained professional who utilizes a problem-solving approach in high conflict divorce situations.

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), an organization dedicated to the welfare of children in the midst of divorce has established guidelines for Parenting Coordinators. You can look at those guidelines by clicking here.

Why use a Parenting Coordinator?


Regardless of how carefully lawyers may have crafted divorce settlements regarding child custody, conflict continues to create distress for many parents and their children beyond the divorce.  Working with the Parenting Coordinator can help parents avoid going back to court and provide a safe setting for dispute resolution.

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