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Parent Education Classes 

Parenting in Transition  is a five-hour, court-approved class for parents of minor children who are getting divorced in Massachusetts.

Due to COVID-19 and the decision of the Probate and Family Court, in person classes are suspended. All classes will be suspended as of September 1, 2021, so this is the last opportunity to sign up for our course. 

WE ARE OFFERING AN ONLINE CLASS ON ZOOM CONFERENCE- this is the same course we've held in person. 

Next session: 

MONDAY, August 30 AND TUESDAY, August 31, 2021, FROM 6:00 PM TO 8:30 PM ( TWO SESSIONS, EACH 2 1/2 HOURS.

YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE. 

YOU NEED TO BUY A "TICKET" AND PAY ONLINE 

https://cftclassorg.ticketleap.com/

ONLY BUY ONE TICKET FOR THE TWO-PART CLASS.

SELECT  August 30 AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKET. YOU ONLY NEED TO BUY ONE TICKET FOR THE TWO-PART COURSE.  

ONCE YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION AND LINKS TO JOIN THE ZOOM CLASS. 

WE WILL NEED YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME AND STREET ADDRESS TO SEND YOU AN OFFICIAL  CERTIFICATE. CERTIFICATES WILL BE SENT AFTER ATTENDANCE IS VERIFIED. 

What will I learn?

Our classes are specifically designed to:

  • Teach the skills needed to be effective co-parents after divorce.

  • Assist parents in understanding their own divorce experience

  • Provide an overview of children's reactions to divorce

  • Educate parents as to the developmental needs of children, especially around divorce

  • Train parents to help children cope with divorce and minimize their trauma
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What topics are covered?
  • Loss, grief, and healing

  • Effective parent-child communication

  • Tips and skills for effective co-parenting

  • Process of divorce

  • Developmental stages of children

  • Resources for parents and children

  • Identifying problem areas and learning strategies for reducing conflict.

 
Who is the faculty?

The facilitators are highly regarded mental health professionals who are specifically trained to present this material. All of the trainers are devoted helping families cope with to issues related to divorce. Learn more about our faculty here. (clickable link to faculty page)

 
How long is the class?

This course consists of two sessions (2½ hours each) totaling five hours. You MUST attend the full program to receive a certificate of completion for your court file. NOTE: Parents CANNOT attend the same class. Children are not permitted in class.

 
What does it cost?

The online class is $75 plus a ticket fee.  Tuition Waivers are sometimes available from the court, if you qualify. You must pay $5 in tuition (cash) with a waiver. 

Where are classes held?

Our classes are currently only held on line. 

When are classes held?

Classes are typically held on weeknights or weekend mornings. See the Registration page for our current schedule.

How do I register?

Use the Registration page to easily register on this website. You will then receive instructions on registering for the online class and the process for purchasing a ticket for the Zoom class. 

Other ways to register:

By email: To register by email send the class requested, along with your name, address, and phone and I will send you the link to purchase a ticket to: parentclass@yahoo.com 

No on-site classes. Online classes only. 

Brookline

Cambridge
 

No on-site classes.

     Online classes only. 

Sandwich


No on-site classes.
Online classes only.