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Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program for High Conflict Situations – September Programs

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From Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice

Saskatchewan Family Justice Services offers a Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program for High Conflict Situations. Parents who have attended the regular Parenting After Separation and Divorce Program may benefit from attending this session.

If you are a parent experiencing high conflict with your ex-partner, this 6-hour session will address the following:

  • Reasons for conflict
  • Benefits of lowering the conflict
  • Co-operation vs. parallel parenting
  • Options for parenting when domestic violence is present
  • Effects of high conflict on children
  • How to handle difficult questions your child may ask
  • Resolving blame and guilt

Sessions will be held in:

Regina Saskatoon
September 25, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

To register, call

1-888-218-2822 or (306) 787-9905

September 14, 2017

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

To register, call

1-877-964-5501 or (306) 964-4401

 

Caught In the Middle – A Program for Children of Separation and Divorce

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Family Justice Services is offering a no cost 2 day program for children 8 to 12 years of age concerning issues regarding separation and divorce. Topics explored will include:

  • Family Changes
  • Feelings
  • Grief/Anger
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Esteem

Where:

  • Regina
    • Group #1 – Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
      – Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Group #2 – Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1pm
      – Monday, March 13, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Saskatoon
    • Group #1 – Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
      – Friday, February 24, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:30 pm
    • Group #2 – Monday, March 20, 2017 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
      – Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Pre-registration is required:

To register your child contact:

Parent Education Coordinator, Ministry of Justice, Family Justice Services, 306 – 787-8506

Prerequisite:

At least one parent needs to take the Parenting After Separation and Divorce information session, as offered by Family Justice Services, prior to their child attending this program.

To register in the south, call toll free, 1-888-218-2822 or 306-787-9416. In the north, call toll free 1-877-964-5501 or 306-964-4401.

 

Family Matters Program Now Province-Wide

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

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As we posted last summer, Family Matters is a Government of Saskatchewan program aimed at minimizing the impact of separation and divorce on all family members by providing:

  • information and resources to deal with a changing family situation; and
  • assistance to resolve urgent and outstanding issues.

Launched as a pilot project in November 2014, the program was only available in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina and Moose Jaw. Now the program is being offered throughout Saskatchewan.

For more information, please see the Government of Saskatchewan news page. Please also visit the Family Matters website.

Family Separation and Divorce Expo

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The Government of Saskatchewan Family Matters Program has organized a family-law themed expo, “Family Separation and Divorce Expo: Bringing Community Resources Together“, in Estevan on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Meet with a lawyer, mediator or service provider to receive free, general legal and process information. All information will be kept confidential. Contact Family Matters Program for more information or to schedule a 15-minute meeting on October 15 or 16.

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Family Matters: Assisting Families through Separation and Divorce

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

Family Matters is a Government of Saskatchewan pilot program aimed at minimizing the impact of separation and divorce on all family members by providing:

  • information and resources to deal with a changing family situation; and
  • assistance to resolve urgent and outstanding issues.

As noted in an article by the CBC, “Family Matters, is looking to alleviate some of the shared stress that occurs in families experiencing a divorce or separation”. To access the program, the public can contact an Intake Worker to discuss their situation:

The Intake Worker gathers basic information from callers to access needs, provides relevant information and connects callers with other services. Please visit the Family Matters website for more information about the program, a list of common misconceptions about separation and divorce, and other resources.

Tax Matters Toolkit

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The CBA Family Law Section has collaborated with Justice Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and Finance Canada to develop the Tax Matters Toolkit. The Toolkit will help family law lawyers and their clients understand how tax rules might affect their future finances on separation or divorce. It explains the various credits, benefits and deductions, and will help you navigate and apply the often complex tax laws to the particular circumstances of your clients.

Download your copy: