Understanding Co-Parenting; a basic training course for parents and practitioners

Co-Parenting is not easy! Co-parenting children can be a difficult and daunting task for parents.  Co-parents are often in conflict with one another and as a result, they often forget to put the child’s needs first. If you are sharing parenting responsibilities with someone who does not live with you, or, if you are a practitioner who works with parents, then this training course is for you! Through this training course I aim to help both parents who co-parent, as well as practitioners who deal with co-parenting and parental guidance; to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of co-parenting. I will guide you through the impact of a high conflict divorce on the children involved, as well as share some practical tips on co-parenting and how to structure parenting plans in a developmental sensitive manner. We will also have a look at what the legislation in South Africa says about Parental Rights and Responsibilities. The training will be hosted via Zoom. If you are interested in joining this training course, please complete the online registration form and send your proof of payment through to Accounts@vitanova.co.za. Once we receive your payment, we will confirm your registration via e-mail.

Costs:

R1450 per parental-couple (for both days) and R1200 per person (for both days)

Includes:

  • handouts and worksheets
  • a certificate of attendance

High level course outline

  • DEFINING CO-PARENTING
  • DIFFERENT CO-PARENTING STYLES
  • WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO CO-PARENT?
  • STAGES OF DIVORCE/ SEPARATION KESSLERS MODEL
  • IMPACT OF CO-PARENTAL CONFLICT ON CHILDREN
  • CO-PARENTING TIPS
  • CO-PARENTING AND PARALLEL PARENTING
  • PROTECTING THE CHILD FROM DESTRUCTIVE CONFLICT
  • FACTORS WHICH NEGATIVELY IMPACTS CO-PARENTING
  • ATTACHMENT
  • PARENTAL ALIENATION
  • UNDERSTANDING THE LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA
  • THE CHILDREN’S ACT 38 OF 2005
  • BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD
  • PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Banking details: Vita Nova Absa Savings 9074995890 Reference: CP/May + Your Name

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