Reunification Therapy Services
Reunification therapy services are court-ordered services that are intended to assist in the reparation of the parent-child relationship. These services are often necessary following a parental absence, following failure to honor the child's agreed-upon parenting time schedule, or following a child's resistance to spending time with the reunifying parent. These services are offered in situations of intended reunification, and fall primarily into three different types:
Because this is a complicated process that affects the entire family, it is not unusual to include both parents, step-parents, siblings, and relevant others in the process.
Following the Reconnection Model (Freeman et al., 2004), and based on the data of relevant research, I attempt to assess, prepare, and facilitate those involved in the process by:
Merrill Graham, LMSW, RPT, has been providing Reunification Support Services
to high-conflict families for over 15 years.