New Ways for Families®

In recognizing that some parents experience a great deal of conflict following a separation, which can negatively impact the children, Kawartha Family Court Assessment Service is now offering New Ways for Families® as a structured program for parents to learn and practice skills to positively co-parent and make parenting decisions together. Each parent will meet with their clinician separately and should be participating in the program around the same time for the program to be most effective. Parents will learn to better communicate with their co-parent, improve decision making, and put their children first.


Kawartha Family Court Assessment Service provides the New Ways for Families® (NWFF) program with or without a Court order. The cost for this service is $900 for each parent to participate in their 6 individual sessions. We are able to offer the option of parent-child sessions which consists of an additional 3 sessions at $150/hour.


Below, you will find the most up to date forms and paperwork to begin the NWFF process:

  • Referral Form – please complete this form in its entirety before submitting it to our office, including contact information. Click here for an up to date copy of our NWFF Client Information Form.
  • Financial Undertaking – this form is required to arrange for payment of this service and must be completed before the process begins. Click here for an up to date copy of our NWFF Financial Undertaking
  • Flyer – outlining the New Ways for Families® process and benefits of participating.