Kids First: Parenting Class

For children, divorce can be stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce or separation means providing stability in your home and attending to your children’s needs with a reassuring and positive attitude. It won’t be a seamless process, but our goal through this class is to provide information about the effects divorce has on children, their development, and co-parenting in a positive way, for the benefit of your entire family.

Course Overview

St. Croix Valley Restorative Services offers a course for parents and families in transition, where parents learn techniques and tools for effective co-parenting during divorce or separation. This is a one-time, two-hour educational course, pursuant to WI Statute 767.115 offered to participants referred from Pierce County.

In this class, parents learn to think about the situations in which conflict usually occurs in a way that gives them more options on how to handle themselves, thereby reducing the other parent’s likelihood of aggression or non-cooperation. They also learn effective methods for reducing their emotional reactions, which gives them better control in tense situations and sets better examples for their children. Parents also increase their effectiveness with and sensitivity to their children’s needs, significantly lowering their children’s risk for behavior problems, depression, delinquency, school failure and substance abuse.

Certificate of Completion will be provided directly to each participant, following successful completion of the course.

Kids First Parenting Class and CoronaVirus Update: 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, and group/class size limitation, Restorative Services has transitioned to holding this class via Zoom.  Please choose the date you wish to attend below and complete payment. The link to the Kids First Class will be emailed directly to you.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Children’s Reactions to Divorce/Separation
  • Moderators of Harm
  • Skills Training
  • Closing Remarks
  • Supplemental Information 

Course Details:

When: 

Last Monday of Every Month* 
Time:  8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 
Where: Restorative Services Center/Via Zoom 
Cost: $50 
Availability: Complete registration & payment to receive the live class link. 

 *dates may be adjusted due to holidays    |  

Registration: 

Choose your class date and complete payment below to reserve your seat in the class. All registration and payment submissions are final; no adjustments or refunds.

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