Co-Parenting High Conflict Parents Course Outline


Course Summary:

This course is a comprehensive approach designed to assist co-parenting couples after their divorce is final.  This course teaches and models ways to navigate the new relationship of parenting their children separately.  This course is a multi-session group learning experience where co-parenting couples participate with other co-parenting couples to learn the no-nonsense, innovative, experiential, real world ways to improve communication skills, reduce chronic litigation, and build sustainable parenting plans that work in the best interest of their children.

This course will utilize varied methods of instruction combining multimedia, interactive and hands-on learning.  The “Learning to Succeed in Co-Parenting” course brings together faculty members actively practicing in the fields of mediation, counseling, custody evaluation and parenting coordination.

Course Details:

This course is designed to educate parents about local and state guidelines and rules, assist in complying with court orders, and facilitate effective co-parenting and general parenting practices.  This course will assist co-parenting couples understand how to restructure and re-stabilize during transitions while equipping co-parenting couples with necessary tools and practices that will assist in identifying their goals and determine strengths they bring to assist them in reaching those goals. Finally, Co-Parents will learn about self-awareness, skill in collaborative planning and decision making for their children.

Each course participant will complete a communication style profile to assist in understanding differences in the ways people communicate.  Finally, each co-parenting couple will create an individual parenting plan complete with a calendar spanning at least one year by the end of the course.

This course will be held at the Law Resources Center located at 170 North Jackson Street, Franklin Indiana.  The course will be held on a weekday evening for two hours.  Generally, start time will be at 6:00 p.m. and will conclude at 8:00 p.m. on scheduled class days.