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Family Works Parenting through Separation is a free information programme that helps you work out what’s best for your children when you’re separating.
The earlier in your separation you can get to a programme the better for you and your children. You can attend Parenting through Separation even if you are just thinking of separating, or if you have been separated for some time – it’s all about making things better for the children.
The programme, funded by the Ministry of Justice, has been developed by professionals who specialise in helping families through separation, and is delivered by experienced facilitators from Family Works and the Community Law Centre.
The programme is focused on providing practical advice and information to keep things as stress-free as possible for your children and to help you work out what parenting arrangements will work if or when you separate.
Topics covered include:
- how separation affects children
- what children need during separation
- keeping children away from conflict
- talking with children about separation
- talking with you child’s other parent or carer about arrangements for the children
- how to make a parenting plan
- how the Family Justice system works.
Each programme 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.
While it’s good if both parents/carers attend Parenting through Separation, 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.
Click here to download the Parenting through Separation poster or email us to order printed copies.
Upcoming Parenting through Separation programmes
At Family Works we have Parenting through Separation programmes running at a range of times and locations to suit you.
The scheduled upcoming courses are listed below. However, if these times don’t suit you feel free to call us on 0800 FAM WORKS (that’s 0800 326 9675) to discuss an alternative.
Tawa: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays 31 July and 7 August 2018
Tawa: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays 4 and 11 September 2018
Wellington: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 23 June 2018
Wellington: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 28 July 2018
Wellington: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 18 August 2018
Wellington: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 29 September 2018
Upper Hutt: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 16 June 2018
Upper Hutt: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 28 July 2018
Upper Hutt: 6pm to 8pm, Wednesdays 22 and 29 August 2018
Upper Hutt: 9.30am to 2pm, Saturday 15 September 2018
Wainuiomata: 9.30am to 2.00pm, Friday 17 August 2018
Paraparaumu: 9.30am to 2.00pm, Thursday 16 August 2018
Masterton: 9.30 am to 2pm, Friday 22 June 2018
Masterton: 9.30am to 2.00pm, Friday 21 September 2018
Featherston: 9.30am to 2.00pm, Saturday 4 August 2018
New Plymouth: 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays 24 July and 31 July 2018
New Plymouth: 9.30am to 11.30am, Fridays 3 and 10 August 2018
New Plymouth: 9am to 1.30pm, Saturday 18 August 2018
New Plymouth: 9.30am to 2pm, Monday 3 September 2018
New Plymouth: 9am to 1.30pm, Saturday 15 September 2018
Stratford: 9.30am to 2pm, Monday 18 June 2018
Stratford: 9.30am to 2pm, Monday 13 August 2018
Hawera: 10am to 2.30pm, Friday 27 July 2018
Please note: all courses are subject to change.
For more information, or to register, call us on 0800 FAM WORKS (that’s 0800 326 9675) or email email@example.com