We’ll help you both focus on your kids

“The course has really helped me think of new ways to deal with the ex-partner.”

“There’s a lot of info that’s hard to find elsewhere.”  

Parenting is hard at the best of times, let alone when you are struggling with the pain and stress of a relationship break-down, divorce or separation. The Parenting Through Separation programme is free to attend and has already helped thousands of New Zealand families to more effectively deal with separation.

What you’ll learn:

The Parenting Through Separation programme provides you with practical advice to help you and your children cope. You’ll learn tips on how to better communicate with your ex-partner and how to plan for your children once you are legally separated. After the programme, you’ll be better able to:

  • discuss arrangements for your child’s care with your ex-partner
  • talk with your children about separation
  • keep your children away from conflict
  • make a parenting plan
  • find other support services in your community

You are not required to attend the same programme as your ex-partner. A supportive family member is also welcome to attend and – you’ll take home some helpful resources.

Programme format:

Family Works delivers the Parenting Through Separation courses on demand in the upper South Island. The programme is run as one, four hour session

For current programme dates visit the events section of this website.

A Family Works – Ministry of Justice Partnership.

Parenting Through Separation is an Ministry of Justice initiative. Family Works delivers the programme in the upper South Island.

Where to start?

  • Contact one of the Family Works sites below to find out more about Parenting through Separation.
  • View events to see if the Parenting through Separation programme is running in your area.

“There’s a lot of info that’s hard to find elsewhere.”

“It was thought provoking and useful.”

“The strategies I learned have improved our home life and my relationship with the kids.“

This service is available at:

| |