Co-Parenting Classes

PDRC is on the Supreme Court of Virginia’s list of providers certified to teach Co-Parenting Classes.
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Co-Parenting Training
 Classes are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our next classes are scheduled for
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 —This class is now full.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019 and SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2019

Location:  98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 53 (Fifth Floor), Warrenton, VA 20186.

Important: The building is locked on the weekends. Please be ON TIME as the instructor must let you in. Thank you.

Classes are held once a month. The class fee is based on income. Please contact us to see if you qualify for a free class.  If you must pay, the cost is $30, which will include a book and other handouts. Payment is expected at time of registration.

You must pre-register for these classes.
Call 540-347-6650 or email lisao.pdrc@gmail.com 

All class participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Classes will cover the following:

The effects of separation and divorce on children and families; the impact of parental conflict on children; how to improve parenting skills; developmental stages of children; parenting responsibilities; options for conflict resolution and parental financial responsibilities.

Here are some comments from our class participants:

Question: What were the most helpful aspects of the course?

How to co-parent. Stay focused on the child and not the past.
The video was very informative. Focusing on communication is very helpful as well.
Communication, putting the child first no matter what, always think about
the child, put yourself in their shoes.
All of it. Very helpful. I love the video also.
Learning how to calm yourself and reflect on what the bigger picture is for your child.
Techniques for communicating.
Just sitting there and hearing the others talk.
Everything!
Knowing how to talk to each other.
Communication–ways to effectively get your point across without offending.
Different tools for better communication.
The dialogue with the presenter.
Talking with others in class, sharing experiences and resolutions.
Being able to listen to others and how they handled their situations.
Video was effective as it had relatable content.  The course materials included good advice for dealing with conflict.
Doing what’s best for your child.
She (the instructor) got to know each one of us and was very helpful with getting us to open up and ask questions and she answered them greatly.
Discussing different ways to address behavior issues in both homes.
Communication–always model good behavior.