Parenting Through Separation Programme

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Parenting Through Separation Programme

We’ll help you focus on your kids

Parenting is hard at the best of times, let alone when you are struggling with the pain and stress of a relationship break-down, separation or divorce. 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 the other parent 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 the other parent
  • 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 the other parent. 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 course on demand in the upper South Island. The programme is one, four-hour session.

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

A joint Family Works–Ministry of Justice partnership

Parenting Through Separation is a 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.

“It was thought-provoking and useful.”

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

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