Dr. Roseman has found that children thrive best when their parents are happy and content. The challenge for all is ‘how to get through’ all the changes, the financial, court litigation, sometimes household moves, different school systems, overcoming domestic abuse, loss of friends and changed access to family.
For parents to achieve contentment when in crisis and transition, research shows that they need acknowledgement, recognition and support.
For children to be happy and socially well behaved, research shows that both parents need to be involved in their children’s lives, and that both need to demonstrate cooperation with each other. This process of co-parenting is so difficult for many, since as marriage or other relationship partners we may feel more victim of the separation or divorce, not the cause.
Children and parents often don’t know how to cope with all the changes from court litigation, breakup of the family, loss of friends, new dating experiences. The sadness and anger accompany us to work, which affects our colleagues in the workplace. Sometimes we can’t work, children can’t concentrate on homework, they often want to lash out at others, including parents, schoolmates and teachers, at themselves.
Staff and affiliates are selected for their experience, sincerity and commitment to the Center the Center mission, “Improving family ties when parents choose to separate.”™ We each bring a different dimension to family healing and therefore, through staff relationships and shared knowledge, are able to help children and parents transition through this very traumatic, painful and difficult process.
Dr. Roseman believes that through formal and informal discussion and training, Center staff bring added value to our clients and services for them. We welcome input from clients, their family professionals and others who care about family change.