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Louise Vandenbosch, MSW, RSW

Registered social worker, family & child protection mediator specializing in child-focused agreements, family group conferencing, and parent-teen and grandparent-parent conflict.

Ontario, Canada

Louise is a registered social worker and accredited family mediator based in London, Ontario, Canada who has been working with families in a variety of settings for over 30 years. She has worked in the areas of adult mental health, children’s mental health, adult and children’s developmental services, system navigation of services, community social work, and alternative dispute resolution. Louise has worked alongside public health, Children’s Aid Societies and other community agencies and has a solid and nuanced understanding of the challenges facing families, and the services that are available and best-suited for each family’s circumstances.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Western University (formerly UWO) (1984), and a Masters of Social Work Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo (1993). Louise completed a Certificate in Family Mediation at York University (2013).

Louise is one of the few ADR practitioners registered as both a Child Protection Mediator and Family Group Conferencing Coordinator. Louise is very active in the Family Group Conferencing community and is the recent past chair of the Provincial Steering Committee.

Louise mediates all matters related to parenting, including decision-making, schedules, and issues related to children’s specific care needs. She is skilled at helping separating couples who have experienced conflict to reach workable, child-focused agreements with respect to their children. Louise is able to support and assist families as they have difficult but necessary conversations. Louise is trained in using the New Ways for Families® method in mediation. Louise also mediates parent-teen conflict, grandparent-parent conflict, and other challenges encountered in contemporary family life.