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 on strategies for co-parenting with their ex-partner or other carer, reaching agreement on a parenting plan, and how to navigate the Family Justice System.
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 11th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Tuesday 7th & 14th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 31st||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Saturday 25th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 1st||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Saturday 8th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 21st||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Tuesdays 18th & 25th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 6th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Saturday 13th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Thursday 11th & 18th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Saturday 27th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 3rd||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Masterton||Saturday 10th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 16th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Thursdays 15th & 22nd||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Lower Hutt||Saturday 7th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Kapiti||Tuesdays 10th & 17th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.|
|Porirua||Friday 20th||10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.|
|Wellington||Tuesdays 17th & 24th||6.30 p.m. - 8.30 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.