Court Supportive Services
High Conflict Co-parenting
Touchstone’s owner, Dr. Cindy Baker, LPC, NCC developed an educationally based model designed to work with uncooperative parents raising minor children. It is most effective if the high conflict co-parenting sessions are ordered by the Courts; however, the model has been effective with parents who wish to resolve their differences outside of the courtroom. Dr. Baker’s model differs from mediation in that the process and results are transparent rather than confidential. Dr. Baker releases agreements reached by the parties to each of their attorneys, the guardian-ad-litem, and when appropriate, to the court. The overarching approach is extrapolated from her forty plus years of child development knowledge and experience. Unresolved issues related to the children are examined through stage theories including Erickson’s “Stages of Psychosocial Development” and Piaget’s “Stages of Cognitive Development.” Parents are apprised of the best practices recommended for their minor child/ren in order to not cause harm.
“Instead of raising children who turn out okay despite their childhood, let’s raise children who turn out extraordinary because of their childhood.”
– L. R. Knost
Therapeutic Supervised Visitation
Therapeutic supervised visitations are conducted by a licensed mental health professional. The therapist acts as the facilitator of the visit and remains in the room with the adult and the child/ren. The interactions between the child/ren and adult are observed and a summary is provided upon request. This service may be court-ordered or voluntary.
Child C.A.R.E.© (Children at Risk Emotionally) meets the requirements for divorcing parents of minor children residing in the state of Missouri. Dr. Cindy Baker developed the curriculum for this educationally based class which is designed to instruct divorcing parents on ways to focus on the best interests of their child/ren during the divorce process. A certificate of completion is provided for each party who completes the class.
Expert Witness Testimony
Please contact Kylea, Operations Director, should you need to hire an expert witness. Dr. Cindy Baker is a recognized expert witness in federal, criminal, family and juvenile courts in the state of Missouri. She testifies on subjects related to child development; domestic violence; and sexual abuse/assault; and sexual grooming of minors.
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