Promoting the welfare of children and the stability of their families is the cornerstone of a healthy community and a promising future.

Good parenting is the most important thing for children during divorce!

Children exposed to high levels of interparental conflict are at risk for developing a range of emotional and behavioral problems, both during childhood and later in life (Grych & Fincham, 2001; Kelly, 2000)

How can we get a divorce and avoid spending thousands of $$ in legal expenses?

Options such as child-centered mediation, parenting plans developed in consultation with a psychologist, and Parenting Coordination are among the options to help you protect your child and save the emotional and financial costs of an ongoing divorce. Call to learn more about how NCPC's services help parents protect their children while saving time and money.

Cooperative parenting? How do we do that?

Cooperative parenting refers to the support and solidarity between adults responsible for the joint care of children (McHale & Lindahl, 2011, Coparenting: A coneptual and clinical examination of family systems, APA Press). NCPC helps parents stop destructive fighting and learn new tools that can lead to positive change.

Why don't my kids want to spend time with me? Are they being Alienated?

My children don't want to spend time with me. I think my ex is turning them against me. Parents who learn to parent effectively protect their children from the negative impact of a ruptured parent-child relationship, commonly referred to as Parental Alienation, which is known to leave long-lasting scars and adversely impact a child’s future.

What is Parenting Coordination and how can it help?

The aims of parenting coordination are to reduce inter-parental conflict; improve parenting skills; foster cooperative and effective coparenting relationships; decrease litigation and court appearances; and improve the outcomes and well-being of children. (Carter, DK 2011, Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals)

Are you a High Conflict Parent?

High-conflict parenting patterns include frequent arguments, failing to support the other parent’s role as a parent, and the absence of frequent attempts to communicate and coordinate with the other parent with respect to the children. (McHale & Carter, 2012, Independent Practitioner)



  Dr. Carter's Newest Book - now available


This book is a companion to Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals and is written specifically for parents and families who are experiencing conflict in their co-parent relationship.



Introduction to Parenting Coordination

Checkout Dr. Carter's Latest Publication!

New Rules, Forms and Standards for the Practice of Parenting Coordination in FL:   Impact on Practitioners 

Carter, Debra K. & Johnes Riva, D. (2015).   and Families, The Commentator, Winter, 22-25.

The National Cooperative Parenting Center has been approved as an Approved Parenting Coordination Training Program in accordance with Supreme Court of Florida Administrative Order AOSC14-64, In Re: Parenting Coordination Training Standards.

PC Training Provider List for the Public 2015.pdf