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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 in 4 hours by Zoom: on (2) Mondays 6:30 – 8:30pm or (2) Saturdays 9 – 11am. Please vsit our Events Calendar for 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 reach out to the contact listed at the bottom of this page. Registration is confidential.

Upcoming Workshop Dates

Visit our PARENTS APART CLASS SCHEDULE for the dates of upcoming workshops or complete an Online Parenting Class Registration Form.

Additional Parenting Information:

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Last updated February 12, 2024