Cooperative Parenting Program

Helping Children Transition as Their Family Dynamics Change

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce is a psychoeducational, video-based program designed to improve the quality of the parental relationship in situations of divorce. It explores the issues associated with divorce through a program that incorporates skill development, role plays, small group discussions, individual meetings, co-parent meetings and weekly homework assignments. The program is designed for divorcing or divorced parents demonstrating mild to moderate levels of parent conflict. This thoughtful and practical program consists of four two hour group meetings, 4 co-parent meetings, and one or more individual sessions facilitated by a trained parent educator. The goals of the program include:

 

  • Assisting parents in shifting their role from former spouses to co-parents.
  • Educating parents regarding the impact of parental conflict on their child’s development.
  • Helping parents identify their contribution to conflict while increasing impulse control.
  • Teaching parents anger management, communication and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Supporting parents in the development of detailed parenting agreements.

 

The Cooperative Parenting Program Includes:

 

  • An individualized intake meeting
  • No more than 6 participants in each session
  • Classes are led by a Clinically Licensed Therapist and a Case Manager/Guardian Ad Litem
  • Oversight of parent communication for the duration of the program
  • 4 joint meetings with a parent educator and both co-parents
  • 2 individual meetings with a parent educator
  • 8 hours of live co-parent education
  • 10 hours of online co-parent education –  at no additional cost ($79.99 value)
  • DVD rental of “Welcome Back Pluto” an 80 minute Parent Alienation video  by Dr. Warshack – at no additional cost ($19.99 value)
  • 2 workbooks and accompanying reading material – at no additional cost  ($40.00 value)

 

Class Topics:

Class 1

Making the Commitment to Caring

(Child-Focused or Out of Focus)

Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents

(Plan for Peace or Tug of War)

 

Class 2

Changing My Long Term Role

(Letting Go or Holding On)

Choosing My Personal Path

(Make it Better or Keep it Bitter)

 Class 3

Managing My Own Anger

(Neither Fight nor Take Flight)

Taking Control of Conflict

(Defuse or Light the Fuse)

 

Class 4

Negotiating Agreement

(All a Winner or Winner Take All)

Co-Parenting Is Forever

(Cooperation or Conflict)