Peace is the foundation for all philanthropy. It is time to support peace.
Reducing social conflict when families and children need us most
Break the cycle of family violence by helping parents communicate respectfully, problem solve creatively, and design their own agreements successfully at all Los Angeles County dependency courts.
A complaint can cause defensiveness. Mediators help people re-frame complaints into requests.
"You Always..." can be seen a request for someone to do less of something. "You Never..." is really a request for someone to do more of something.
Seek first to understand, before being understood.
Healing the heart of social conflict begins when co-parents learn better - more successful and less harmful - ways to communicate, negotiate, and agree for their children.
For many co-parents, creating their own agreement together can be one of the most transformational experiences of their lives.
Southern California Family Mediation is helping to save a generation, by providing stability for families.
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.
We recruit professional mediators and train them to help co-parents create their own visitation plans as they exit the L.A. County Child Dependency Court system.
We are not funded by the Court, and rely on private donations.
“Southern California Family Mediation provides a sophisticated, equitable, meaningful agreement, the way a child’s visitation schedule should be. Because if they know what to do, it alleviates the stress and confusion, and makes for a much more peaceful coexistence.
They are highly, highly recommended by a veteran Children’s Court attorney.”
“Children’s Court cases end, but the consequences must be dealt with by the families everyday thereafter. Thanks to Southern California Family Mediation, exit orders of all kinds are being negotiated regularly, thoroughly, and with great compassion for the families involved.”
“Southern California Family Mediation has resolved my most difficult cases that I did not believe could be resolved without court intervention.”
“It was very helpful for both parents, very clear and very smooth for fixing and finding an agreement. Thank you so much for your help.”
“This has undone years of conflict and disagreements.”
“I appreciate that we were able to agree upon things to simplify a tough situation. Thank you for helping us compromise.”