Parenting Through Separation (PTS)

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. 

The other provider of this course in the region is Family Works. Visit their website to check their dates and contact them directly. For all other areas visit the Ministry of Justice website

For Skylight enrolments please email [email protected] with your contact details.

Upcoming course dates

Please note course dates may be subject to minor change. The course length is four hours, sessions have an extra half hour for a lunch break. 

July 2024
Wellington Saturday 20th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 20th 10am - 2.30pm
August 2024
Lower Hutt Saturday 3rd 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 10th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 16th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 24th 10am - 2.30pm

September 2024
Lower Hutt Saturday 7th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 13th 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 21st 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 28th 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.

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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