“Positive Co-parenting-in Difficult Times” is a five-hour educational seminar that takes place over two evenings. The Medford, MA and Haverhill, MA classes are from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM both nights. The North Reading, MA classes are from 7:00 to 9:30 both nights. The fee for this parenting program is $80 per participant.
Our parent education program is designed to teach parents about children’s emotional needs and the effects of divorce on children. It will also review the emotional stages of an adult throughout a divorce. It outlines the phases of child development and how the child will be affected by divorce at each stage of development. The course specifies the special needs and issues that children of divorce have, and provides positive suggestions and techniques designed to help parents lessen the negative impact of divorce on their children.
“Positive Co-Parenting in Difficult Times” teaches parents how to anticipate problem behavior in both the co-parent and the child, and respond in helpful ways. We teach conflict resolution skills and dispute resolution methods, so that you can effectively navigate parenting issues during high conflict divorces. The legal and economic responsibilities of divorcing parents towards their children are briefly outlined as well. We offer many positive and practical suggestions for co-parenting relationships. The course also provides information about community resources that are available to the family and children. We offer a multimodal program where reading, lecture, discussion, and role-playing all enhance participants grasp of the material.
Courses are held approximately every 2 to 4 weeks, and take place at the following three locations:
- Haverhill, MA: Northern Essex Community College
- North Reading, MA: E. Ethel Little Elementary School
- Medford, MA: Medford High School
Per order of the Massachusetts courts, due to the Coronavirus crisis, all parenting classes are cancelled at least until May, 2020.
Thank you for your understanding,
If none of these dates and times are convenient for you,
you can get a list of other classes located throughout the state Mass.gov.
The program has been approved by the Chief Justice of the Probate and Family Court in Boston, MA, and meets the requirements for divorcing couples with minor children. Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance that they may file with the court. In order to meet the court requirements, you must be present for the full 2.5 hours each night. If you arrive late, you will need to reschedule. You must attend a separate class from your spouse, and your space in the class is reserved once we receive the $80.00 payment. Please note that childcare is not provided, and children are not permitted to attend the classes.
To register for co-parenting classes or for more information on divorce education, call 978-664-2566 and press option 5. If you would prefer to register by mail, please print out our registration form.
If you would prefer to register by mail,
please print out our registration form