When we talk about family and the strength that a family can have in raising children, we often fail to discuss the reality of today's high divorce rates that leave children in single-parent homes while having a visiting parent. Most children whose parents go through a divorce, suffer multiple forms of trauma.
While statistics show that a stable family unit provides great advantages to our children, we are still dealt with the realities that over 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Unfortunately todays environment and legal climate opens the door for viscous and highly combative divorces leaving families torn apart and unfortunately at the child's expense. Most families are financially destroyed at the peril of divorce and it's consequences in Family Court. The child ends up suffering multiple forms of trauma from the seperation of the parents, financial changes, geographical changes, social and environemntal changes.
According to Compare camp.com, more than 25% percent of all families were single-family homes in 2017. Out of those, more than 86% were single mothers having full custody of the children. With this heavily increased rate of fatherless homes, the burden falls on the Mother for many aspoects of raising the children and supplying the missing elements of fatherhood. Unfortunately, our family court system is simply not able to handle such emotional litigation and has a probablity of placing further divisniesss among the couples and their families involved putting more strain on the children.
With high conflict divorces on the rise, we believe in getting in front of the problem before it escalates into a much darker and divisive scenario. Unfortunately in these high conflict divorces, everyone is negatively effected and no one wins. The chldren get left behind and can sometimes become the pawns in these high conflict divorces leaving invisible scars that can last a lifetime on a child. We have developed programs and also partnerd with groups to help minimize the trauma suffered by high conflict divorces and provide grants to these organiazations to help families recover and heal as best as possible for the sake of the children.