John Meixner, Regional Superintendent of Schools
Fulton | Hancock | McDonough | Schuyler

Although this program is officially known as Cooperative Parenting through Separation and Divorce, it is an effective Co-Parenting Program for all parents who want to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and help establish peaceful long-term relationships. 

Learn to make a peaceful transition from parents to co-parents with this helpful course. Through this program you will learn how to:

  • shield your children from parental conflict
  • manage your anger
  • negotiate peacefully with your child’s other parent
  • establish a positive, long-term relationship as “co-parents”

Next Session Starts August 28, 2024!

This eight (8) week program is brought to you by the United Way and ROE26, led by Christine Nicholson, Director of Early Beginnings.  

  • Meeting every Wednesday for 8 weeks from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Childcare and a meal is included!

Each week, you'll focus on a new topic.  Video, discussion, and activites make for a fast-paced workshop. Videos help demonstrate common coparenting challenges and solutions.  There is plenty of time built in for group discussions and activities. 

To register for this session, please contact Christine Nicholson at [email protected] or 309-731-4395. 

Here's What You'll Be Learning:

Session 1:
Child-Focused or Out of Focus: Commitment to Caring

Session 2:
Plan for Peace or Tug of War:
Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents

Session 3:
Letting Go or Holding On:
Changing My Long-Term Role

Session 4:
Make It Better or Keep It Bitter:
Choosing My Personal Path

Session 5:
Neither Fight nor Flight:
Managing My Anger

Session 6:
Defuse or Light the Fuse:
Taking Control of Conflict

Session 7:
All a Winner or Winner Take All:
Negotiating Agreements

Session 8:
Cooperation or Conflict:
Co-Parenting Is Forever

Winner of a Parent’s Guide to
Children’s Media (Parenting Division) Award!

Here’s what the judges had to say:
“Divorce itself is tough on children, but constant, often bitter conflict that persists after the divorce makes it even tougher. Divorced or divorcing parents will find the workbook and video vignettes openly address likely areas of conflict and offer possible solutions that keep parents centered on what they can both agree on: the happiness and well-being of their child. Open communication and genuine respect, even amidst understandable differences, ground the conflict-resolving strategies.”

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