Parenting Through Divorce and Separation


Divorce and Separation

Divorce and separation can be challenging times for you and your children. Whether it’s complicated schedules, parenting styles, or issues with ex-partners, your life will be complex and sometimes frustrating. Understanding the effects of divorce or separation on your children can help you navigate their transition.

This full-day workshop will help you understand your children’s responses to breakups of prior relationships. We’ll help you develop co-parenting strategies and build a more positive and healthy home.


Who can attend?

Any parent or guardian who is separating or getting a divorce

What will you learn?

You will build skills for guiding your children through divorce or separation by understanding:

  • Your children’s response to separation and divorce
  • How to support your children in navigating shared time
  • How to communicate and build relationships while co-parenting
  • How to deal with conflict and behavioural issues

By the end of the course, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Talking to your children about divorce and separation
  • Minimizing the negative effects of divorce or separation
  • Helping your children cope with divorce or separation
  • Creating effective parenting strategies and giving positive feedback
  • Setting boundaries, limits, and guidelines
  • Helping your children stay connected with both families

When and where is it offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop or a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $150 per person or $200 per couple

Private session: $325 per person or couple

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

What to expect upon arrival at The Family Centre?

Register for In-Person Workshops

14 Oct

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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