New Ways for Families® (NWFF®)



NWFF® is an evidence-informed program designed for families experiencing conflict following separation and divorce. These separation, divorce and co-parenting conflicts are costly, time-consuming and can be traumatic. Ongoing conflict also hurts children who are caught in the middle.

NWFF® was developed by Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq., as a structured method to reduce conflict by emphasizing Four Big Skills:

  • Managing Emotions
  • Moderating Behavior
  • Checking Impulses
  • Thinking Flexibly

At NavOn, our NWFF® practitioners have been trained by Bill Eddy and/or his approved trainers and receive ongoing professional development by Mr. Eddy’s local group of trainers to remain active on the NWFF® roster. Our goal is to support families to build specific skills to co-parent their way toward calmer waters, for the sake of the children.

What is the cost and how do I pay?

NavOn uses a retainer model for separation and divorce services. This means that a payment is made in advance and as the work is done, the money in the retainer is used. If there is money left in the retainer at the end of service, this is returned.

For NWFF®, a non-refundable administration fee of $225 is required at the time of referral to begin coordinating services for the family. We require a retainer of about $6000, usually shared by the parents. This fee includes 6 individual sessions and 3 parent-child sessions for each parent.

NavOn accepts payment by e-transfer, cheque, or credit card (2.4% surcharge applies for credit card payments). A monthly accounting of the status of the retainer will be provided.

Get started

Our team will answer your questions about NavOn services, and provide information needed to make a referral. Parents refer themselves and their children for the NWFF® program. Both parents must agree to the referral. For families in Court, a meeting with all of the involved lawyers at the same time may be needed to better understand how NavOn can be most helpful to assist the family to move forward. NavOn does not charge a fee for this initial meeting.