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 recent decision of the Probate and Family Court, in person classes are suspended. All official classes will be suspended as of September 1, 2021 (as per the Court's decision). If we begin offering classes again, they will be listed on this website and on our phone message.
Please contact the Probate and Family court directly, if you have questions. https://www.mass.gov/parent-education
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 .
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. The in person class is $80. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org