Group services are provided to divorcing parents who share children together. The class provides education and encouragement to parents. The program uses workbook exercises and video tape excerpts to address common scenarios in families experiencing divorce. The course is curriculum based and is approximately four hours in length.
Topics addressed include: communicating messages to the other parent; avoiding “put-downs” towards the other parent; dealing with money issues related to the divorce; quizzing the child about the other parent; long distance parenting; playing siblings against each other; managing events where both parents are present; child guilt over parents’ loneliness; threatening the other parent; and quality parenting.