When you split up, you face a whole raft of practical issues. Many of them are about your children.
Parenting through Separation is an information programme for parents who are separating. It is available though Relationships Aotearoa offices around the country.
Parenting through Separation focuses on the nuts and bolts of dealing with your children during and after separation. It brings together practical experience and current research to help you to support your family. Research shows that children cope much better when parents manage their separation well.
Topics covered by Parenting through Separation
How separation affects children
How to reduce and manage conflict
A variety of living and visiting arrangements that work for different families
Communication skills for a separated family
Relevant legal processes
Support services in your local community.
Parenting through Separation is a small group course. It usually runs for 4 hours, often in two separate sessions. Partners from separating couples participate in different courses so you can each ask your own questions.
There is no charge for attending Parenting through Separation. It is funded under a Ministry of Justice initiative.
Relationships Aotearoa offers Parenting through Separation courses across the country. We work with other programme providers to help co-ordinate access to a course for both parents as quickly as possible.
Enrol for Parenting through Separation
Dates for Parenting through Separation courses are posted in the Public Courses section for your information. To find out more or to enrol for a Parenting through Separation course contact your local Relationships Aotearoa Office.