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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

PTS

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.

Location Date Time

May 2019
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.

June 2019
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.

July 2019
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.

August 2019
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.

September 2019
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.

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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