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, Masterton, and Wellington CBD.
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.
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 18th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Saturday 25th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Tuesday 4th & 11th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Saturday 8th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 15th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Wednesday 19th & 26th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 21st||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Saturday 7th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Tuesday 10th & 17th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Saturday 14th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 20th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Saturday 28th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 3rd||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 4th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Wednesday 15th & 22nd||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Saturday 18th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 2nd||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Tuesdays 12th & 19th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 15th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Saturday 23rd||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 6th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Saturday 13th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Saturday 19th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Saturday 27th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
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.