Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the majority of our classes are currently held online and are virtually interactive. We also host in-person classes once a month with social distancing. Our in-person classes are limited to 10 participants.
Please note: The Court does not allow parents to attend the same class together. Each parent must attend a separate class.
Our classes are appropriate for co-parents, which includes both divorcing parents and parents who were never married.
Class fees are $55 per person and includes all materials. We accept cash or credit/debit cards.
Sliding Scale Fee
We offer a sliding scale fee for low-income families based on the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
If you believe you qualify for a reduced fee, please email proof of your last month's income and how many dependents live in your home to firstname.lastname@example.org. From there we will contact you with what rate you qualify for.
Certificate of Completion
A certificate of completion will be issued to each participant who completes the class at the end of each session. A copy of the certificate will be filed with the court. To expedite the process we will email a copy of the certificate to the courts within 24 hours of completion, followed with a signed hard copy distributed by hand directly to the court.
We also offer Spanish speaking classes for both Children in Between (co-parenting class) and After the Storm (high conflict class). To register for a Spanish class email us at email@example.com or call 683-5880.
Clases de español
También ofrecemos clases de habla hispana tanto para niños en el medio (clase de crianza conjunta) como después de la tormenta (clase de conflicto alto). Para registrarse para una clase de español envíenos un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org o llame al 683-5880.
Se ofrece las clases de "Niños en el medio" el primer sábado del mes entre las 2-4 de la tarde. Durante esta temporada de Covid 19, la clase va a tomar lugar por computadora con el programa ZOOM. No habrá clases adicionales durante el mes. Por favor, llame a la oficina de CASA para pagar la clase de antemano. Se va a necesitar un correo electrónico para la email@example.com
We offer a co-parenting class, Children in Between, and a special class for high conflict parents, After the Storm.
The classes use a mix of discussion, videos, group work, and workbook activities, designed to maintain the interest and attention span of adults.
Children in Between focuses on several key areas:
1- Children in the Middle: Parents learn to recognize how they may put their children in the middle of parental conflicts, how to minimize doing this and how to coach their children to let them know when they feel caught in the middle.
2- Communication Skills: Using “I” messages to minimize defensive arguments, staying on one topic at a time, and learning how to actively listen to the other parent.
3- Conflict Resolutions Techniques: Focusing on needs vs. positions, using good communication skills, avoiding deadly topics, etc.
After the Storm is for high conflict cases. It includes all of the information from the Children in Between, and also adds guidelines for conflict management and parallel parenting as well as skill development and detailed practice exercise to help parents implement skills to reduce their conflict.