Focus on Communication in Separation

Focus on Communication in Separation (FOCIS) is a six-hour course teaching parents how to communicate effectively while parenting apart.

Reducing tension from conflicts will result in less stress for both you and your children. Ongoing conflict between parents can have a long-lasting negative effect on children of separation or divorce. Studies have shown that inter-parental anger and conflict are very strong indicators of how well children fare, both now and over the rest of their lives.

You can help your children by showing them that people don’t have to argue to get their ideas across.

What will you learn?

  • Impact of parental conflict on children
  • Importance of listening
  • Understanding conflict, conflict styles, and conflict cycles
  • Effective use of questions, paraphrases, and summarizing techniques
  • Mindsets and perceptions

When and where is it offered?

  • FOCIS is offered at our offices at 9912-106 Street
  • You can either take the class Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm or on Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

How much does it cost?

This workshop is free. It is funded by the Government of Alberta.

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