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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

1: Family Mediation:

Family Mediation is a way of helping people resolve issues relating to their separation.  The mediator will facilitate direct discussions among the parties to help them create a mutually acceptable Agreement pertaining to parenting.

2: Family Group Conferencing (FGC):

FGC is an innovative approach that positions “family members” as leaders in making decisions and plans about their children’s safety, permanency, and well-being.  Children and their parents are central in a broader family network. 
This approach recognizes the importance of family network in supporting children, and their parents achieve best outcomes for the children.

Shiffo Farah is on the Toronto Roster of Family Group Conferencing Coordinators, with more than 10 years experience, Shiffo is passionate about the process and brings a unique approach in actively seeking the collaboration of families, Child Welfare agencies, and community agencies.

“Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.” - Anonymous

Alternative Dispute – Conflict Resolution Therapy (CRT)

CRT is an approach to treatment that seeks to teach people conflict resolution skills.  Although this approach was primarily designed to help couples, it can also be used to address conflict in any situation, whether it arises in a family, between friends or romantic partners, or even within the workplace or any other situation wherein people work or cohabitate together.

Conflict can cause negative emotions to form out of an individual’s natural response system. When conflict is not resolved appropriately, negative emotional states may linger and develop into situations that can have serious long-lasting consequences.  Redirecting conflict with the proper skills, however, can help individuals resolve these challenges and achieve a greater sense of well-being.

At FFS, we work from the premise that conflict lies at the heart of emotional distress.  This conflict may occur internally, interpersonally, or externally (situation-based), and may be the result of one or more core concerns. Recurring issues often leading to conflict and emotional distress.  
Learn new strategies to help you build and maintain healthy relationships!
CRT can help find solutions to certain challenging situations related to mental health symptoms such as:

Obsessive Compulsive behaviour
Panic attacks


Our Focus:

  • Reduce Conflict

  • Find Solutions

  • Improve well-being

Our Therapy Styles: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Trauma Informed Therapy

Farah Family Solutions


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