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Parenting Through Separation (PTS)

Parenting Through Separation is a free information course for individual parents who have separated or who are contemplating separation

PTS

The course is funded by the Ministry of Justice, and is designed to help parents understand and manage the effects of separation on their children, and how to put their children’s needs first.

The small group course creates a safe space that allows parents to share their experiences with other people in a similar situation, in a supportive and confidential environment.

Participants receive information and resources on strategies for co-parenting with their ex-partner or other carer, reaching agreement on a parenting plan, and how to navigate the Family Justice System.

Skylight runs courses in Kāpiti, Lower Hutt, Porirua, Masterton, and Wellington CBD.

Upcoming course dates

Please note course dates may be subject to minor change. The course length is four hours, and Saturday sessions have an extra half hour for a lunch break. Evening sessions are held across two weeks.

Location Date Time
September 2018
Wellington Tuesdays 18th & 25th    **COURSE FULL** 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Lower Hutt Saturday 22nd 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 28th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 29th    **TENTATIVE** 10am - 2.30pm
October 2018
Lower Hutt Tuesdays 9th & 16th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Wellington Saturday 13th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 19th 10am -  2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 20th 10am - 2.30pm
Masterton Saturday 20th 10am - 2.30pm
November 2018
Wellington Tuesdays 6th & 13th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Masterton Tuesdays 6th & 13th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Lower Hutt Saturday 10th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 16th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 17th 10am - 2.30pm
December 2018
Wellington Mondays 3rd & 10th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Lower Hutt Tuesdays 4th & 10th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Kāpiti Wednesdays 5th & 12th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Porirua Friday 14th 10am - 2.30pm
Masterton Saturday 15th 10am - 2.30pm

Enrolment

To enrol or find out more, please contact us.

For more information

For more information on the Ministry of Justice Parenting Through Separation Course, and for resources such as course packs and helpful information for parents, visit the Ministry of Justice website.

If you would like information about Family Dispute Resolution, contact Skylight's partner Fairway Resolution, 0800 77 44 20 or by email at [email protected]

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