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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. - 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.

June 2021
Lower Hutt Saturday 5th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 26th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 18th 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 26th 10am - 2.30pm
July 
Lower Hutt Saturday 3rd 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 10th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 24th 10am - 2.30pm
Masterton Saturday 10th 10am - 2.30pm
August
Lower Hutt Saturday 7th 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 14th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 20th 10am - 2.30pm
September
Lower Hutt Thurs. 9th & Thurs. 16th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Masterton Tues. 7th & Tues.14th 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Wellington Saturday 18th 10am - 2.30pm
Porirua Friday 17th 10am - 2.30pm
Kāpiti Saturday 25th 10am - 2.30pm
October
Kāpiti Saturday 16th 10am - 2.30pm
Lower Hutt Saturday 23rd 10am - 2.30pm
Wellington Saturday 30th 10am - 2.30pm
November
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
December
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

Enrolment

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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