Tri-City Transitions Society’s Children First- CoParenting Stronger Program offers a free full day workshop for facilitators/ mediators to learn in-depth knowledge of co-parenting and family mediation. This is a workshop designed to help minimize the negative effects experienced by children during their parents’ separation.
Topics covered during the full-day workshop are:
1. Family life in British Columbia
2. Separation and the restructuring of families
3. Conflict between parents after separation
4. The legal framework
5. Resolving family law disputes
6. Protecting children from their parents’ conflict
This workshop is designed to help professionals, facilitators and/ or volunteer mediators gain more knowledge in helping resolve conflict between parents to help minimize negative effects on children.
For more information, please visit the following the following link: Children First- Coparenting Stronger.
Children First- Coparenting Stronger (Program for Parents)
Raising children between two homes is a challenging task. And when families experience transitions, children especially need and deserve the love, care and support of both their parents.
This FREE program was designed to minimize the negative effects experienced by children during a separation.
The Tri-Cities Transitions Children First CoParenting Stronger Program consists of the following elements:
a) A series of workshops (each for 2 hours): workshops are attended by the parents (separately) and provide an overview on: family law, co-parenting and areas of importance for creating a communications plan.
Other topics that may be covered include:
1. The issues and procedures for resolving time-sharing and child support disputes.
2. The emotional experiences and problems of divorcing adults.
3. The family problems and the emotional concerns and needs of the children.
4. Family relationships and family dynamics.
5. Financial responsibilities to a child or children.
6. Issues regarding spousal or child abuse and neglect.
b) Up to two mediation sessions between the parents and a volunteer mediator to create the communications plan.
In general, we believe that parents who are separating or separated from the other parent and are having a difficult time transitioning into a new family environment (maybe there is a lack of knowledge about co-parenting between parents or there is a new partner on the scene) will find the most success with our program.
The program begins February 2017. Registration information will be posted soon.