Educational Program for an Adjustment in Family Dynamics
This Co-Parenting educational program will help families adjust the changes in family dynamics. Parents will receive a notebook to use during sessions to track goals and develop co-parenting skills. Most parents can complete the program within 10 sessions.
WHAT IS CO-PARENTING?
Co-parenting is a post-divorce parenting arrangement in which both parents continue to jointly participate in their children’s upbringing and activities. In order for it to work, both parents need to be fully committed to maintaining civility and setting aside any differences for the benefit of their children. During co-parent sessions, parents will develop a plan designed to help ensure that they are on the same page enough to co-parent effectively and to proactively address issues such as healthcare decision-making and extracurricular transportation so that opportunities for conflict are minimal. Co-parenting can help children and parents cope with life after divorce.
HOW ARE THE SESSIONS STRUCTURED?
In the first couple of sessions the parents will set ground rules, complete assessment of parenting skills and define co-parenting goals. Additional sessions will focus on skills needed to obtain goals, identify childrens needs, learn healthy communication skills, practice new skills, review progress and determine future needs.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS FOR CO-PARENTING?
The fees for co-parenting are not covered by insurance and will be paid prior to services beginning. The cost is
$175 per hour, and a retainer of $1800 is required.