The context within which child intervention occurs can be ripe for conflict and disagreement. Child intervention caseworkers and other people who are responsible for the care of a child may disagree about the child’s safety, wellbeing and plan of care. In these instances, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can be a valuable tool to resolve conflict and to move forward in a positive way.
ADR Processes Available in Child Intervention
- Family Group Conferencing is a process that brings family members and others who have meaningful relationships with your child, together to discuss and create a plan to care for that child.
- Children’s Services Mediation is a specialized mediation service for families who are currently involved with Children’s Services. It can be useful in resolving disagreements between you and your caseworker in a private, respectful forum with a neutral mediator to guide the participants through the conversation.