Topics include, but are not limited to, the legal process, court terms, court hearings, custody terminology, court procedures, child support, rights of parentage, Alternative Dispute Resolution methods, and domestic violence; Parenting considerations, such as parenting time, alienation, communication, conflict resolution, impacts of parental conflict, emotional support for children, and blended family challenges; Conflict resolution, communication, stages of grief, relationship breakup, letting go, and moving forward.
Parent education helps parents understand the legal processes and work more efficiently with professionals involved in their cases, which saves parents money and the courts’ time. There is evidence that it decreases repeated future court hearings, too.
In-person takes more time and requires parents to drive to classes. Online Parent Education is convenient and can be taken anywhere and anytime.
There are differences in style and content, but all courses have the same legislative topics requirements. Different providers teach differently. The Impact Parent Education course is comprised of short videos, lectures, and printable materials and resources.
Parent education does not teach parents to parent. It empowers parents to co-parent effectively and make child-centered decisions before and after the court case ends.
Courts order parents into the program because parent education effectively reduces litigation costs and encourages a vital working relationship between parents for the sake of children.
Parent education provides information and support to divorcing, separated, and unmarried parents.