Divorce and Separation Workshops in Niagara
Separation can be very hard on involved children, and parents often aren’t sure where to turn for support. Thankfully, Pathstone Mental Health in Niagara offers one-night divorce and separation workshops for parents, designed to promote a healthy adjustment for children and youth.
These workshops, held at the Thorold location, run Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 pm. The cost is $30 per person, and child care may be available if you give 2 weeks’ notice. Below is a list of upcoming workshops:
Tuesday January 6, 2015
PARENTING THROUGH A DIVORCE
How to co-parent your child while going through a divorce. How to productively communicate with the other parent. Understanding what your child is going through. How to make the most of your time when you are with your child.
Tuesday January 13, 2015
CHILDREN WHO REFUSE TO VISIT
Children refuse to visit with their other parent for a variety of reasons. This workshop will look at issues from the child’s and parent’s perspective to examine potential causes and offer strategies that will help resolve issues so visiting can occur.
Tuesday January 20, 2015
DEALING WITH CHILDREN’S ANXIETY
How parental conflict makes children feel. How to reduce your children’s stress. Children that have problems with one parent or both. Children that refuse visits and how parents can make the visit to the other parent a more positive experience.
Tuesday January 27, 2015
MENTAL ILLNESS AND DIVORCE
A heartbreaking reality is that mental illness often increases the likelihood for divorce. This workshop will provide education on various mental illnesses (addictions, depression, personality disorders, etc.) and how these illnesses may impact upon relationships. Discussions will occur around effective communication, access time with the other parent, and the importance of children having a relationship with both parents.
Tuesday February 3, 2015
BEING A STEP-PARENT
What are the common difficulties that Step-Parents face? How to help a child maintain relationship with both their biological parents. Understanding the difficulties from a child’s perspective. How to build a healthy and supportive home environment together.
Tuesday February 17, 2015
DIVORCE AND THE EXTENDED FAMILY
All members of the family can be affected by the divorce of family members. This workshop for grandparents and any other family members affected by the divorce will provide support and coping strategies for all involved.
To find out more about the divorce and separation workshops at Pathstone Mental Health, click here.
To register or to find out more information, call 905-688-6850 ext. 163.