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Parenting Through Separation

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We'll help you focus on your kids

Parenting is hard at the best of times, let alone when you are struggling with the pain and stress of a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce.


What you'll learn

The Parenting Through Separation programme provides you with practical advice to help you and your children/tamariki cope. You'll learn tips on how to better communicate with the other parent and how to plan for your tamariki once you are legally separated.

You are not required to attend the same programme as the other parent. A supportive family/whānau member is welcome to attend and you'll take home some helpful resources.

After the programme, you'll be better able to:

Discuss arrangements for your child's care with the other parent

Talk with your children about separation

Keep your children away from conflict

Make a parenting plan

Find other support services in your community

Upcoming programmes

The programme is one, four-hour session. Please call us on 0800 477 874 to book a date.

Our upcoming programmes are listed below:

 Ashburton/Hakatere: (Sinclair Centre, 74 Park Street)

Dates TBC

 Christchurch/Ōtautahi: (44 Bealey Avenue)

11 January 2023 - 10am-2pm

16 January 2023 - 10am-2pm

8 February 2023 - 10am-2pm

21 February 2023 - 5pm-9pm

4 March 2023 - 9am-1pm

21 March 2023 - 10am-2pm

4 April 2023 - 10am-2pm

3 May 2023 - 10am-2pm

13 May 2023 - 9am-1pm

10 June 2023 - 9am-1pm

13 June 2023 - 10am-2pm

 Rangiora/Hurunui: (258 High Street)

27 February 2023 - 10am-2pm

 Rolleston/Roretana: (Rolleston Community Centre: 94 Rolleston Drive)

11 March 2023 - 9am-1pm

Greymouth/Māwhera: (PSUSI: 8 Frickleton Street)

31 January 2023 - 10am-2pm

7 March 2023 - 10am-2pm

23 May 2023 - 10am-2pm

Westport/Kawatiri: (PACT: 150 Palmerston Street)

21 February 2023 - 10am-2pm

4 April 2023 - 10am-2pm

20 June 2023 - 10am-2pm


(Group or Zoom to be organised on need)

Where to start

Parenting Through Separation is offered in:

  • Christchurch
  • Mid Canterbury
  • North Canterbury
  • Selwyn
  • West Coast

If you would like more information about this programme or to find out when our next course will be run please contact us.

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