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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)

20 October 2022 - 10am-2pm

1 December 2022 - 10am-2pm

 Christchurch/Ōtautahi: (44 Bealey Avenue)

1 November 2022 - 5pm-9pm

19 November 2022 - 10am-2pm

23 November 2022 - 10am-2pm

10 December 2022 - 10am-2pm

 Rangiora/Hurunui: (258 High Street)

6 September 2022 - 5.30pm-9pm

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

29 October 2022 - 10am-2pm

Greymouth/Māwhera: (PSUSI: 8 Frickleton Street)

3 November 2022 - 10am-2pm

7 December 2022 - 10am-2pm

Westport/Kawatiri: (PACT: 150 Palmerston Street)

17 November 2022 - 10am-2pm

15 December 2022 - 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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