A Seminar for Divorcing Parents This seminar is specifically
designed and certified for parties needing to fulfill their requirement for
attending an approved divorcing parents class in Douglas, Haralson, Paulding and
Polk counties. Attendance is required for all parties involved in divorce,
separate maintenance, legitimation, paternity, change of custody, change in
visitation and any other domestic relations actions where children under the age
of eighteen (18) are involved.
Trans~Parenting is a four-hour, interactive
experience that focuses on how effective parenting during this time of
transition can lessen the negative impact of divorce and parental separation on
children. While focusing on a Co-Parenting approach, trained instructors use a
multi-media format that teaches parents how to best lead their changing families
to a successful and positive outcome.
added resource, each parent attending the seminar receives a Parent Handbook
which outlines and expands upon seminar content. Many others, including
concerned family members and professionals working with parents and children,
find the handbook useful.
in the United States, more than 1 million children experience the divorce of
their parents. Spanning diverse cultural, racial, and socio-economic lines, the
effects of divorce are far reaching. Empowering through education, Trans~Parenting helps move families through transition and
leads them on the road to rediscovery.
To emphasize the importance for
parents to put their children's needs first both during and after the divorce.
To provide parents with practical
information and skills which will help them support their children's emotional
well-being during and after the transition of divorce.
To create a better understanding
of how conflict between parents creates stress for children and ways to decrease
To encourage cooperation in
co-parenting to support continued and meaningful relationships with both
The Trans~Parenting Seminar provides information about helping
children adjust to the changes associated with family transition. The topics
Involvement with the Legal
Changes in Your Economic
New Relationships with Family
A Period of Adjustment
Stages of Grief as It Pertains to
You and Your Child
Establishing a Co-Parenting
Talking to Your Children About the
Guidelines for Helping Children
Warning Sings of Problems with
Changes in the Living
Ages & Stages of
New Family Structures
Making A Change
How to Get Help
Services are provided and admissions/referrals are made without regard to race, color, religious creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or national origin. Complaints of discrimination may be filed with the Seventh Administrative District Office.