Parents Forever: The Impact of Family Transition on Children Program
The Parents Forever Co-Parenting education program will assist you in understanding and responding to the needs of your children before, during and after family transition. Guidelines on cooperative parenting and keeping children “out of the middle” will be presented. The program will provide tools for successful co-parenting of your child(ren).
The class consists of one (3 hour) session offered on consecutive weeks every month of the year. The cost of the program is $20/per parent (cash, check or money order), payable before the first session. You will not be registered for the program until the fee has been paid. You will receive an email confirmation that you are registered for the classes. If you do not have an email, you will receive a phone call to the number(s) you provided on your enrollment form. Enrollment is limited to 15 participants per month. You will have to pick another month if enrollment is full. Be sure you plan ahead so you are able to enroll in the month that you want.
The program is conducted in Room #300 at the Manitowoc County Office Complex at 4319 Expo Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54221-0935.
The class will cover the following topics:
- Parents will understand the experience of family transition and how it effects children
- Parents will understand loss, grief and how it impacts children
- Parents will learn how family transition affects children according to age and developmental stage
- Parents will learn strategies to parent your children during family transitions
- Parents will learn strategies for effective co-parenting
- Parents will learn the basics of custody and placement
- Parents will understand how parenting style affects the parent child relationship
- Parents will develop strategies for co-parenting
- Parents will understand the value of a parenting plan for co-parenting
Within seven (7) days of the order, you must register with the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office at 4319 Expo Drive, P.O. Box 935, Manitowoc, WI, 54221-0935, (920) 683-4169. The classes are not therapeutic but educational. You will be required to complete this program before a final judgment can be entered. Parents have the option of registering for the same or different months of the program. Any questions regarding registration or attendance issues can be handled by contacting (920) 683-4169.
2018 – 2019 Class Schedule:
|2018 Dates||Day of the Week||Time||Location|
|November 14||Wednesday||12:30PM -3:30 PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|December 12||Wednesday||12:30PM – 3:30 PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|2019 Dates||Day of the Week||Time||Location|
|Thursday||12:30PM – 3:30 PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|February 21||Thursday||12:30PM – 3:30 PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|March 21||Thursday||12:30PM – 3:30 PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|April 17||Wednesday||12:30PM – 3:45PM||MCOC Room # 300|
|May 15||Wednesday||12:30PM – 3:45PM||MCOC Room # 300|
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