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

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Class focuses on the emotional reaction of children to their parents' separation/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. The class has been adapted to be offered online only, 4 hours by Zoom: on (2) Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm or (2) Saturdays 9 – 11am. Please check our Events Calendar to find upcoming workshop dates.

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 legal options 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 reduced 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.

For additional information, to pay by credit card, to request a reduced fee, or to discuss concerns about safety or other special circumstances, please creach out tothe contact listed at the bottom of this page. Registration is confidential.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

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

Additional Parenting Information:

For more information on parenting, please visit these websites:       

Thank you to United Way of Tompkins County for their generous financial support. 

Last updated July 31, 2021