Parenting coordination and parenting facilitation are specialized mediation services offered to divorced and divorcing parents who need assistance in child-centered dispute resolution, co-parenting, and custody issues. Both services for these high conflict families can be court-ordered ordered or elected by parents.
When parents have intense and prolonged conflict, not only does it impair their ability to deal with each other, it distorts their ability to deal effectively with their children. This is very costly to the family in terms of money spent in litigation, emotional distress, and ineffective parenting. Parenting coordination and facilitation helps the parents and their child(ren) move forward to healthier and more satisfying decisions.
SOS Life Ring's Education Consulting program is designed to assist, educate, and advocate for students.
As your child's advocate, we provide support for both you and your child by reviewing paper work, monitoring procedures, and attending rightful meetings.
We also provide consulting services to assist individuals with the pursuit of scholarships.
PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT TESTING
Parents will often watch their children grapple with academics for years and do not know why, leading to decreased confidence, acting out, and avoidance of schoolwork altogether. For many, however, the academic struggle may be because of a learning disorder like dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia. Psychoeducational testing is designed to stop the guessing game and identify the cause of unsatisfactory academic performance in children and teens.
We provide extensive psychoeducational assessments for individuals ages 8+. These comprehensive evaluations often meet the documentation guidelines for most schools and significant universities when you are seeking accommodations or other resources for your student. It consists of an assessment of learning and academic skills. Our battery includes measures of intellectual, educational, emotional and behavioral functioning.
Psychoeducational assessments help to first determine appropriate academic placement for a student such as special needs, emotionally handicapped and gifted & talented. Secondly to identify the cause of learning difficulties in school, or the root of a behavioral problem for a student, to ascertain the best treatment option.
Psychoeducational testing is often necessary to accurately diagnose and define the particular challenges a person is facing. Pediatricians often request tests before prescribing medication for ADHD. Our testing can provide a better understanding of strengths and weaknesses, and accurate diagnosis, helping to inform appropriate educational placements, programming, interventions, and accommodations.
SOS Life Ring Mediation Services provide dispute resolution techniques to parties that are involved in a disagreement or are seeking legal action. We support and participate in mandated mediator training and standards set by the Texas Mediators Credentialing Association (TMCA). As credentialed mediators, our training and facilitative mediation techniques empower the parties in the dispute mediation to maintain power over the outcome for their dispute. As our mediation process progresses, we will focus on the future outcome that both parties can accept. Our mediation services focus on the following areas:
Child Protective Services
Civil Disputes: contract, financial, personal injury, landlord/tenant
Workplace Disputes: employment, EEOC
School Law/ Education
Church and Community
Our standard mediation service is scheduled as a half-day unless identified conditions are included that indicate a full day of services will be needed.
Mediations may be held at our SOS Life Ring office in The Woodlands. However, off-site locations are gladly considered as long as all parties are comfortable with the location of the mediation. Mediations can be scheduled on weekdays and weekends.
Mediation services will be scheduled as soon as SOS Life Ring is contacted directly by one of the parties, one of the attorneys representing either party, or by a submitted Order of Referral.
An Order of Referral to Mediation can be submitted via fax to (281) 466-2443 or email to email@example.com. If an Order of Referral exists, then the mediation fees may vary as some courts set the mediator’s fee in advance.
If you would like your case mediated by SOS Life Ring, please contact us to schedule and secure a mediation date. We look forward to working with you in bringing resolution to the dispute.
Sarah L. Evans is an Active Volunteer Mediator for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center
All written material within this website is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.
With our developed individual counseling treatment plans and therapeutic counseling approaches, we help each client identify their unique and true path for themselves and then implement the strategies and skills needed to embrace their path.
We provide counseling services for any child, adult, or adolescent who is seeking to obtain long-term or short-term therapy.
We offer a highly personalized counseling approach for each individual's needs in order to provide the support needed for achieving the personal growth each client is seeking.
The following treatment issues include, but are not limited to:
Marriage and Family
Grief and Loss
Depression & Anxiety
We are here to create an individualized counseling treatment plan tailored to your goals and needs.
Through self-awareness, therapeutic insight, proven strategies, coping skills, and respected time-tested theories, you will develop the tools necessary for solving problems and meeting your goals.
We look forward to helping you with any concerns you may have.
Help for Your Life
SOS Life Ring wishes to serve the community by providing effective mental health counseling, parent facilitation, mediation, and education consulting.
About Sarah Evans
Sarah L. Evans, the founder and president of SOS Life Ring, brings numerous years of experience in therapeutic counseling, school counseling, mental health assessments and mediation services. She has bachelor's degree, two master degrees, five state education certifications, a state license in professional counseling (LPC), a national certification in counseling (NCC), a Certification as an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Texas Mediation Credentialing Association certification (TMCA) as a Credentialed Advanced Mediator (CAM), a Certified Parent Coordinator and Facilitator (PCPF), a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMHP), EMDR Trained Therapist, and a strong desire to meet the needs of the community by helping others. This strong desire has impacted the company mission to serve the community and individuals through a highly qualified team of independent licensed professional counselors. SOS Life Ring services involve counseling, parent facilitation, mediation, and education consulting.
We provide long- and short-term therapy for a wide range of issues, such as crisis intervention, depression, PTSD, trauma, anger resolution, dysfunctional behavior patterns, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ADHD, grief, marriage and family counseling and beyond.
Our mediation services provide neutral dispute resolution procedures to parties that are involved in legal action or wish to avoid legal action by agreeing to go into mediation. Our areas of focus are divorce, educator concerns, civil cases, human resources, and CPS cases.
Our parent coordination and facilitation services assist families with co-parenting skills which lead to quality decisions that will support the best interest of their children as child-centered parents.
Our education consulting services support and provide professional guidance and resources for 504 and special education students.
Our expert team of professionals at SOS Life Ring strive to help those in need from the elderly to young children. If you need counseling, parent facilitation, mediation, or education consulting services, then you could not find a better company to serve your needs.
contact Sarah Evans
Tel: (281) 726-4231
Fax: (281) 466-2443
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· The 24-hour crisis line (713)-HOTLINE
· The Spanish hotline at (713)-47-AYUDA
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Crisis Intervention of Houston: crisishotline.org 713.529.TEEN713.HOTLINE 713.526.8088 (Español)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-8255