Co-Parenting Education

CO-PARENTING EDUCATION
For Children of Divorce

Even when undertaken with best intentions, co-parenting, an arrangement in a divorce or separation by which parents share in the care of a child or children, is not an easy process for parents. Many courts require co-parenting classes to help parent’s jumpstart positive changes post-litigation. Co-parenting groups will offer assistance and guidance in dealing with the emotional issues and practical adjustments commonly experienced with the end of a marriage or relationship. Groups will be facilitated by Kristin Trick, LPC

  • Who: Parents of children of Divorce
  • When: Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 8th (4 days of 2 hour sessions)
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Where: El Paso Child Guidance Center, Building A, Board Room.
    2701 E. Yandell (corner of Maple), El Paso Texas 79903
  • Cost: $50 per person for all 4 sessions - A certificate will be issued upon completion of the 4th session.
  • Registration: Reserve your seat by paying the $50 cost prior to the 1st session either in person at our clinic OR over the phone at 915-562-1999. Registrations must be completed prior to June 1st.
  • Language: English Speaking only
  • Facilitator: Kristin Trick, License Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Contact Information: 915-562-1999 for questions or additional information

"Co-Parenting. It’s not a competition between two homes. It’s a collaboration of
parents doing what is best for the kids."  - Heather Hetchler

SESSION TOPICS

  1. What is co-parenting?
    Involvement of the court in your life.
    Rights and duties of each parent.
  2. Two Involved Parents: It’s not just good for the child, it’s good for the parents.
  3. Positive Co-Parenting Practice
  4. Child Custody is an Adult Decision
  5. Child Development: Impact of divorce & ongoing conflict on children at different ages
    & stages.
  6. Communication: Moving from an intimate to a business like relationship with the other
    parent.
  7. Disengaging… How do you do it? Grieving the loss of an intact family.
  8. Conflict Resolution: Communication and Problem Solving
  9. Anger Management: Is anger serving you or destroying you?
  10. Effective Parenting