Parenting through Separation
Practical advice to help you help your children.
We know that separation of parents is difficult for children, and it is common for families to need extra support to help children feel loved, heard, and understood during the process.
This free Parenting Through Separation programme is focused on providing practical advice and information to keep things as stress-free as possible for your children.
We’ll help you work out what parenting arrangements will work if or when you separate. You will discover what’s best for your children when you live apart, learn tips for how to communicate effectively and develop tools for parenting through this experience.
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Our free Parenting through Separation course can help you at this difficult time.
About the programme
Developed by professionals who specialise in helping families through separation, Parenting through Separation is a fully-funded information programme delivered by experienced facilitators from Family Works and Community Law.
Each programme is made up of two sessions lasting approximately two hours and is run in a small group setting.
During the sessions you can choose to say as much or as little as you like about your individual situation. However, you can rest assured our experienced programme facilitators make sure each session is welcoming, relaxed, supportive and informative.
You can attend Parenting through Separation even if you are just thinking of separating, or if you have been separated for some time. The best time is now; the sooner you complete the programme the better it will be for your children.
It’s also good if both parents/carers attend Parenting through Separation, however we strongly recommend you attend separate sessions. Let us know when you register if you have a different family name from your ex-partner, so we can make sure you are not both at the same session.
PTS courses are run in the Wellington-Wairarapa and Taranaki Regions. If you aren’t in these areas, follow this link to find a provider near you.