I would guess that over half of the families I have worked with had a change in family structure. These families looked liked re-married, divorce, adoption, custody, Grandma taking on a grandchild, or even Child Protection Services.
Below are some of the opportunities I have helped Families with.
Taking a child in due to Child Protection
Grandparents taking in a grandchild
Temporary Foster Care
(Provide the best opportunity for joining and healing)
(Provide and environment of collaboration and healing)
(Maintain a consistent and functional house hold)
(Provide the best opportunity for growth, stability and integration)
(Blend two families maintaining each families parenting principles and beliefs)
If you are feeling challenged, stuck, or just in need of encouragement, you are not alone. The above scenarios present daily opportunities for growth and development. Blending a family myself has been a journey laced with lots of joy and some tears. You will not only benefit from the many years of education and practice in this area, you will get real practical collaboration and help.