Moving Families Through Change

Each year in the United States, more than one million children under the age of 18 experience the divorce of their parents. Spanning diverse cultural, racial, and socio-economic lines, divorce often leaves lives damaged in its wake. Problems associated with divorce are multiple and often long term. Research indicates that the divorce process is particularly harmful to children due to prolonged disruption of parenting.  

The TransParenting/Co-Parenting Seminar

This evidenced based program focuses on how effective parenting during times of transition can lessen the negative impact that divorce and parental separation have on children.

The goals you will achieve:
  • Establishing a co-parenting relationship
  • Emotional reactions to divorce
  • Parenting to benefit your children
  • Children's response to loss

Cost - $50 Per class
Classes are held monthly
4 hour program
Certificate of program completion
Discharge report to referring agency (if requested)

TransParenting Background

The co-parenting seminar was designed by Families First  to assist parents with their concerns about the impact of divorce on their children. Families First, Inc. is a premiere, not-for-profit organization providing critical, preventative services to strengthen and preserve families for more than 100 years. The seminar was initially piloted in 1988 and is now replicated internationally.

Program Highlights
  • One million parents have successfully completed the program over the last decade.
  • TransParenting is a national program operating in 39 states.
  • The seminar has been profiled on 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, ABC and CBS news, and in The New York Times, Parade Magazine and many other media outlets.
  • The National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges awarded the originating program the "Unique and Innovative Projects Award."
  • 96% of family court judges surveyed report that the program "serves to lessen the negative effects of divorce on children."
  • 85-95% of all participants in exit surveys rated the program "very helpful" in assisting them in learning to work with their co-parent through the divorce process and minimize the negative influence parental separation has on their children.


For more information please contact:

Susie Kish
Family Life Education Director
(724) 662-4730 Ext. 13


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