Parenting After Separation workshops

Living apart can have a serious effect on you and your children. Attending a free half-day Parenting After Separation workshop can help make the transition through separation or divorce easier for both parents and children by focusing on the changing family. Participants will learn about:

  • The legal process and legal issues, such as custody, access and child support;
  • Options to resolve family law disputes such as mediation, negotiation by lawyers or Court;
  • The impact of separation on you and your children;
  • How to communicate well with your children and ex-partner;
  • How to manage high-conflict situations;
  • The benefits of developing a parenting plan;
  • How to plan for your new situation; and
  • Introducing a new partner.

The workshop also provides resources to support you and your children and is open to any adult who wants to learn more about parenting after separation or divorce.

In certain situations, you may have to prove to the Court that you have taken the workshop before you can apply for court orders in your case. At the end of the workshop, participants will get a certificate to prove that they have attended.

The workshop does not provide lawyers or legal services. If you are involved in a family law matter you may wish to seek legal advice.

NorthWays Consulting facilitates all workshops on behalf of the GNWT.

Upcoming Workshop Offerings

Date Community
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Yellowknife
Monday, October 7, 2019 Yellowknife
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Webinar
Friday, October 25, 2019 Yellowknife
Friday, Novermber 1, 2019 Webinar
Friday, November 22, 2019 Yellowknife
Saturday, November 23, 2019 Yellowknife
Friday, December 6, 2019 Yellowknife
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Yellowknife
Friday, December 13, 2019 Webinar
Saturday, January 11, 2020 Webinar
Friday, January 24, 2019 Yellowknife
Saturday, January 25, 2019 Yellowknife

Workshops run from 9 AM to 1PM. To register for workshops call 1-877-776-2838 (873-2473 in Yellowknife) or email deadline to register is 3 business days before a workshop. You may register for a future session at any time.

For general program information, please contact:

Janet Sian
Specialized Courts and Alternative Resolution Program Advisor
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