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Two homes work better for children after separation

FIRST INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM ON SHARED PARENTING CONFERENCE EMPHASISES VALUE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN PARENTS AFTER SEPARATION TO CHILDREN

 

 

 

The following resolution was adopted at the First Workshop of the International Platform on Shared Parenting (twohomes.org) held in Bonn, Germany, on 10-11 August 2013:

 

“We must extinguish the flames of conflict between separated parents so that children can benefit from the support of their mothers and fathers. There must be more widespread awareness, acceptance and implementation of shared parenting as a viable and preferred solution among the public and involved professions.”

The ‘twohomes.org’ project seeks to bring together the best of evidence-based research and modern best practices on shared parenting.

 

 

Parents organisations, family professionals and scientists from 14 countries in Europe and North America called upon governments, judges, lawyers, mediators and social workers to promote peace between parents and to develop new ways of helping families to operate better after separation.

 

Angela Hoffmeyer, initiator of the international cooperation, underlined: “Across Western societies there is increased enthusiasm for shared parenting. Our aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of this living arrangement for children and to overcome reservations still prevailing in the legal system.”

 

Jerry Karlin, Chair of Families Need Fathers, commented, “The Two Homes event has emphasised that shared parenting benefits children, families and communities by ensuring parental separation does not lead to a child becoming estranged from a loving parent. It was very positive to see organisations from a number of countries working together to share details of research and best practice on shared parenting arrangements.”

 

 

The term ‘shared parenting’ refers to post-separation arrangements for children where both parents contribute in a full and meaningful way to ensuring the physical, social and emotional needs of their children are met.

 

 

 

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Families Need Fathers has been awarded the Help and Support for Separated Families Kite Mark which is a new UK government accreditation scheme for organisations offering help to separated families.

Families Need Fathers work with a range of family law professionals, including Family Law Panel

 

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