Parent Coaching & Co-Parent Coaching: Works with family units as a whole to support positive, healthy parenting and co-parenting strategies and goals. Provides high quality coaching sessions using ICF (International Coaching Federation) standards.
Parent Coordination: The Parenting Coordinator’s role is to help parents resolve their differences regarding their child(ren) and their child(ren)’s care in a manner that serves the best interest of their child(ren), minimizes conflict between parents that could harm their child(ren) and fosters cooperation between parents. The Parenting Coordinator may assess the situation and educate the parents as necessary regarding child development and communication and facilitate communication between the parents and others involved with their child(ren). The Parenting Coordinator may coach parents on strategies of interacting effectively with each other and their children, refer family members to other resources and professionals, mediate disputes between parents, and make final decisions if at any time the parents fail to reach a mediated agreement.
Family & Divorce Mediation: Build a foundation for productive family interaction, assist parties in creating solutions suited to their unique circumstances, encourage parents to have direct input regarding time with their children, empower parties to determine their own outcomes, help parties move forward after marriage termination, keep children’s best interests at forefront of decision-making, terminate marriage more efficiently and quickly, maintain appropriate family relationships, model good communication, set the stage for continued communication between parents.(https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov)
Mediators don't make decisions or offer legal advice, but rather serve as facilitators to help families figure out what's best for their situation.