In order to help children of divorce, I have been running a court-ordered divorce co-parenting class in the last four years, assisting high-conflict parents or litigating parents implement their parenting plan, to resolve conflict regarding their children and to protect and sustain a safe, emotionally healthy transition that can lead to a meaningful parent-child relationships.
My hope is that helping parents better understand the impact of high-conflict dynamics on children and the impact of psychological trauma will help them focus on the needs of their children. Through psycho-education and most current research, parents can appreciate how children and adults grieve the end of the marriage differently, how children are affected by divorce and what helps children’s adjustment. Parents learn to experience what it’s like to be the children in the family involved, instead of seeing them from a parent’s (resigned, angry and exhausted) perspective.
The main emphasis is transitioning and creating two families as smoothly as possible, not just ending a single, broken one.
Cooperative Parenting, or Co-Parenting, is not just a mindset but also a set of specific strategies and skills that help to develop and maintain a workable family structure and a constructive respectful environment to support each child's growth.
Even the most amicable of separation arrangements can benefit from early advice and counselling. Early intervention is the surest way to reduce the time, trauma and expenses that usually accompany an acrimonious split.
For those parents who are, unfortunately, already in the mindset of highly acrimonious relationships and been suggested by the court to take a divorce co-parenting course. I am a licensed facilitator for two court-approved co-parenting programmes.
Parents Forever™ Programme
The programme is recognised by the state of Minnesota Judiciary, where it originated, and is one of the court-approved co-parenting programmes in the world. The 10 hours structured course address issues often mandated by courts concerning parental educations, such as:
Children's reaction to divorce
Children's reaction to parental conflict
The recovery cycle of divorce for children and adults
The four different types of co-parenting
New Ways for Families ™
The programmed is a court order co-parenting education program developed by the High Conflict Institute, U.S. The course focuses on helping parents strengthening conflicts skills for parents in separation or divorce, whether married or never-married. It's designed to protect children as their families reorganize in new ways. The structured course is aimed at parents who are trying to break free from a high-intensity conflict situation.
For enquiries or to book a consultation, please contact me.