Parenting Coordination is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process that is agreed upon by divorced and separated parents who have an ongoing pattern of high conflict and/or litigation about their children. The underlying principle of the Parenting Coordination intervention is a continuous focus on children’s best interests by the Parenting Coordinator (PC) in working with high conflict parents and in decision-making.

SELA’s panelists play a role in reducing conflict between parents by providing parent education, guidance, and coaching; facilitating discussion about children’s needs and parenting priorities; obtaining information for mediating disputes as they arise; and developing methods to improve the communication between parents and facilitate constructive parenting, as appropriate.