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Renew offers a reunification program uniquely designed to prepare the non-custodial parent to become an active and positive participant in the life of their estranged child. This course assumes that there is an agreed arrangement for the non-custodial parent to have access (supervised or other) with their child(ren).
This course is not the same as reunification therapy, wherein a counsellor works with both children and parents in the reunification process. Rather, this course is for the non-custodial parent who will meet with a social worker to develop appropriate skills to engage, or re-engage, in their child’s life in healthy and pro-social ways.
This 10-hour course is divided into two sections:
Section 1: In preparation for access visits, parents are taught or refreshed parenting styles, consider the challenges related to building new or repairing harmed parent-child relationships, and develop a visitation plan for (re)establishing healthy parental relationships.
Section 2: Renew recommends, where possible, that access visits commence midway through the course. The remainder of the course and the access visits, therefore, run concurrently. This provides the facilitator and parent an opportunity to reflect on supervised visits, explore problematic areas, and focus on implementing strategies that strengthen the parent-child bond.
As this course is one-on-one, the content is tailored to address concerns raised by the client or courts. As a general outline, this course contains the following themes:
Separation Anxiety :
The First Access Visit:
Consistency and Predictability:
Responding to Difficult Questions:
*Between Session Challenges (homework):
Duration: 10-hours (flexible scheduling)
Mode of Facilitation: One-on-one (private), online
Instructor: Registered Social Worker
*Based on Group Benefits Plan, fees for service may be covered under Social Work
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Renew is committed to keeping families connected during the COVID-19 pandemic and Ontario-wide lockdown. As an essential service, we will continue to offer in-person and virtual supervised access visits that are in line with the health and safety regulations outlined by local public health units and the provincial government.