Learn to help children adjust to their parent's separation and/or divorce.
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Learn to help children adjust to their parent's separation and/or divorce.

The workshop focuses on the emotional reaction of children to their parents' separation or divorce
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The workshop focuses on the emotional reaction of children to their parents' separation or divorce

Parents Apart

Parents Apart®: is a six-hour workshop certified by the New York State Parent Education & Awareness Program. It is taught by psychologists, family therapists, social workers, and attorneys for parents who want to help their child(ren) adjust to their separation and/or divorce. The workshop focuses on the emotional reaction of children to their parents' separation or divorce, and methods parents can use to help make the transition easier for children. Participants can select either two 3-hour Monday evening sessions (6:00-9:00 pm) or one 7-hour Saturday session (9:00 am-4:00pm with a 1 hour break).

Workshops cover the following topics:

  • The emotional reaction of children to their parents' separation and/or divorce.
  • The promotion of good parenting to help children adjust after a separation and/or divorce by teaching listening skills and conflict management.
  • The avoidance of common pitfalls parents experience during separation and/or divorce.
  • The discussions of the mediation, collaboration, among other legaloptions open to families.
  • The exploration of the legal resources available.

There is a $60-$100 registration fee to cover workshop expenses. The workshop is open to all regardless of ability to pay. The fee is waived for those whose income is within the federal poverty guidelines.

Parents of the same child(ren) will be placed in different workshops. Childcare for this workshop is not available; the workshop is not suitable for children.

Complete a registration form (38kb PDF) today. For additional information, to pay by credit card, to request a reduced fee, or to discuss concerns about safety or other special circumstances, please call the Program Coordinator, Anna Steinkraus at 272-2292 or email ams69@cornell.edu. Registration is confidential.

Visit our Events Calendar to find the dates of upcoming workshops. If you would like to be notified of future workshops, call (607) 272-2292 to be added to the waitlist or submit a Parenting Workshop Waitlist Form.

Last updated February 15, 2017