Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center with Tricia Powe 

Personalized stepfamily solutions and co-parenting stabilization support TM

WELCOME!  Stepfamily Systems Co-Parenting Center (#SFSys ) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit where an increasing number of parents and stepparents are turning for non-court support. 

Our cause

Co-parenting and stepfamily stabilization. Why? It is a key factor for the adjustment of children and adults after divorce or when a parent has re-married. 

Why we exist: Litigation and mental health services have not been enough to curb the dissolution rate of second marriages with children from previous unions. Litigation is a win-lose setting where parents dig up and throw dirt; how, then, can they expect to co-parent in a friendly manner? For reasons of their own, many will not see a family/individual therapist. In the eyes of some, wedding-bells transition a temporary issue of girlfriend/boyfriend influences into a permanent problem to be eliminated. And the reasons go on ...

Now there is a simple, accessible, non-court support option to fill the gap between no-care and traditional services. We serve as a stand-alone option as well as a bridge to other professional care. Clients choose.

Court often increases tension between the households co-raising kids. Judges sign orders but the heart can't be legislated.

Welcome cont) Hence, non-compliance and various challenges to co-raising kids frequently lead to going back to court.
Our model-driven support will help parents and stepparents avoid the high emotional and financial costs of chronic litigation. Sometimes, second marriages crumble and parents lose the very relationships with the children and new spouse because of court over-use and a lack of co-parenting and step/blended-family stabilization.

You receive an initial consultation at no-cost. That's just the beginning. While going through the empowering, planning process clients have designated client E-mail and special, website portal in addition to our SFSys' ACES-certified co-parenting & stepfamily strategist. When the four-week planning process ends, it puts a well-designed, go-to partner in your home 24/7.

If you will make a genuine commitment to the process, you will position yourself for greater personal and family satisfaction, and well-being.  

If you will make a genuine commitment to the process, you will position yourself for greater personal and family satisfaction, and well-being.  

You've got this! 
The group picture above are the two childhood families of our executive director bringing you personal insights with professional balance. 

Want to be a featured family for our A RiChTeR BLeNd newsletter?

Beginning this September, we will be featuring your stories of hope and encouragement for parents and stepparents, grandparents, too, that have not found their blend - not that all stepfamilies achieve blending, mind you. Some families never get that "blended" feeling but it doesn't mean the marriage has to meet its end. More on that in our fall edition. 

Send us a photo and your story - keep it to a single page, not to exceed 650 words. It must be kept focused on your challenges and triumphs and in no way be denigrating to the other household. Struggles are real, but casting blame, name-calling, etc., will disqualify your entry from further consideration. 

Entries selected for publication will be sent additional information for release of their submissions. See Contact Us page for MAILING ADDRESS 



Stepfamily Systems' Co-Parenting Center University &
Day Camps 

           Watch for fall dates!

Raising two-million for future state-of-the-art, family-fun and educational facilities.
Click here to help with this goal.

February 2017 News:
We enjoyed a warm welcome and Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce where Mayor Neil Winter  presented us with our Certificate of Recognition from the city along with reps from Senator Morrell's and Assemblywoman Melendez's offices. 

January 2017 News: 
Co-Founder featured in the Inland Empire Magazine's Women of Distinction

December 2016 news:
Tricia Powe, [Stepfamily Systems Executive Director] was submitted for nomination to National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives 2017 Board of Governors. You were nominated because of your current (or past) work with STEPFAMILY SYSETMS CO-PARENTING CENTER.

Kathy Robinson, Ph.D., CNE, CDE, CNC
NANOE Nominations Committee

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There is more power
In listening
In speaking.
 ~James J. Burris, D.O.
Orange County, California

Co-parenting and Stepfamily Trilogy
2014 - 2015 Guest Writer

by Tricia Powe

Part III:  Parental Alienation Syndrome by Tricia Powe
Part II:      Parental Alienation by Tricia Powe
Part I:       
Challenges to stepfamily formation & what it might take to have a

happily blended family by Tricia Powe

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Our partners time and financial gifts build families. Your donations matter to outreach capacity and outcomes.

Visit our Donation page anytime to give by online link. If you would rather mail, go to our Contact Us page for the mailing address.  Our Federal EIN: 47-2163256


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