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Parenting After Separation

Parenting After Separation

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Parenting After Separation is program designed to support separated parents and their children.

LifeWorks delivers the program in three different formats:

  • 5 x 2 hour weekly sessions
  • 2 x 5 hour weekend session
  • 1 x day intensive course

This is not a course to teach parents how to parent, but rather how to adapt to separated parenting and manage challenges such as parenting from a distance, conflict with a former partner and the children’s reactions and responses. The group allows plenty of time for questions and discussion.

Program Topics

The program aims to cover the following topics, some topics are not covered in the Intensive Program due to time constraints:

  • the pathways of separation
  • not partners – but still parents – styles of post-separation parenting
  • keeping in contact with the kids
  • anger and conflict with your former partner
  • how to keep kids safe in the conflict and how to reduce the impact on everyone
  • children’s ages and stages and responses to separation
  • talking and communicating with children
  • managing children’s behavior
  • what’s ‘normal’ and whats ‘because of the separation’
  • models of parenting
  • values and roles of fathers / mothers
  • self care and resources
  • where to from here?

Program Duration & Fees

INTENSIVE PROGRAM

  • One Full Day (7 Hours)
  • $95 Full fee (no concession)
  • A short phone intake is required for entry into the intensive program (free of charge). At completion of the intake session you will be required to pay the program fee to secure your place in program.

WEEKEND PROGRAM

  • 2 x 5 hour session on alternate Saturday’s
  • $270 Full fee (no concession)
  • An Intake Interview is required prior to beginning the program (Fees for this interview are charged at a flat rate of $40).

WEEKLY PROGRAM

  • 5 x 2 hour sessions, weekly on same day each week
  • $200 Full fee ($150 Concession)
  • An Intake Interview is required prior to beginning the program (Fees for this interview are charged at a flat rate of $40).

Comments from Previous Participants

  • I wish I had done this course earlier in my separation.
  • Must be used as a pathway for anyone going through separation.
  • I am grateful I came and learned. I will be a much better mother and a calmer ex-wife.
  • It was helpful to share with others, now I don’t feel so alone.
  • Being in a support group was very empowering – especially because they were non-judgemental.

IMPORTANT: Please Read Before Booking

  • An intake interview is required prior to beginning the week and weekend group sessions. This will need to be scheduled in before the program commences – so all online bookings are not confirmed until this assessment has taken place. (Fees for this interview are charged at a flat rate of $40).
  • LifeWorks will not enrol former partners in the same program. To assist in this, we ask that you identify the name of your former partner when registering for the program (either through the online booking form or when calling to book in).
  • The Intensive Day course is an introduction to challenges associated with being a separated parent. Group programs (weekday & weekend) provide in depth knowledge, understanding and tools to affectively support children while parenting after separation.

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Jan 23

Parenting After Separation, Intensive Program – Melbourne City

23 January, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne
Feb 06

Parenting After Separation, Intensive Program – Melbourne City

6 February, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne
Feb 20

Parenting After Separation, Intensive Program – Melbourne City

20 February, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne
Mar 05

Parenting After Separation, Intensive Program – Geelong

5 March, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Geelong
Mar 10

Parenting After Separation, Weekend Program – Frankston

10 March, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Frankston
Mar 13

Parenting After Separation, Intensive Program – Melbourne City

13 March, 2018 @ 9:50 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Melbourne