Parenting Through Separation is a free information course for individual parents who have separated or who are contemplating separation
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 covering strategies for co-parenting with their ex-partner or other carer. Reaching agreement through a parenting plan, and how to navigate the Family Justice System are also part of this course.
Skylight runs courses in Kāpiti, Lower Hutt, Porirua, and in Wellington CBD. - Courses in Masterton will continue with a minimum of four enrolments. Please email [email protected] with any enquiries.
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.
All our courses are currently on hold while Covid restrictions are in place.
Community Law is offering free legal advice during this period of rāhui, to anyone with urgent legal needs. Get in touch via their online form and one of their team will call you back.
|Wellington||Saturday 18th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Porirua||Friday 24th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Kāpiti||Saturday 16th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 23rd||10am - 2.30pm|
|Wellington||Saturday 30th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Kāpiti||Saturday 13th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Porirua||Friday 19th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 20th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Masterton||Saturday 20th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Wellington||Saturday 27th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Kāpiti||Saturday 4th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 4th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Porirua||Friday 10th||10am - 2.30pm|
|Wellington||Saturday 11th||10am - 2.30pm|
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.