Mental Health America of Putnam County
Promoting community-wide mental health
We provide Putnam County Court-ordered classes for families with children living in separate households through divorce or separation of parents. Our Helping Children/Co-Parenting course offerings (abbreviated HCCP) is designed to help the parents and the children going through this change in family dynamics.
MHAoPC provides three services to the families involved in these situations: One course for parents, one for school-aged children, and one-on-one counseling for teens. This time block is for the co-occurring Parent and School-aged Children classes only.
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The parents attend a co-parenting class which emphasizes cooperative, positive parenting and presents concrete tools and resources. The class covers techniques for keeping calm and minimizing stress as well as tips on how to communicate with your co-parent and your children. It also covers children’s developmental stages, and participants share, learn and interact with other participants to widen their parental skills.
Children aged 7 to 12 are supported through facilitator-led discussion and activities, plus materials for them to take home to help them with the transition. In this session the children view age-appropriate media involving family’s separation and divorce.