Parenting Through High Conflict Separation and Divorce

Our Approach

Separation and divorce is stressful and impacts the whole family.   

This six-week course is for parents of children of all ages who are experiencing a high conflict separation or divorce.  With the guidance and knowledge of a qualified facilitator, parents will explore concrete ways to deal with high stress situations between themselves and the co-parent, how parent conflict affects children and how to minimize your child’s exposure to conflict.

There is telephone registration to ensure co-parents are not registered in the same course and can experience a safe place to share and receive support. To begin the registration process, please complete the request form and your client profile.

Benefits of participation

  • Improved communication skills

    Learn effective communication skills and how to set healthy boundaries

  • Support strategies for your child

    Learn positive approaches to parenting that support your child’s emotional health and the parent/child relationship

  • Manage strong emotions

    Learn non-reactive behaviours with the co-parent and your children

  • Identifying triggers

    Learn how to improve your self talk and use flexible thinking skills

  • Practical Support and Guidance

    Freedom to discuss concerns and have open conversations without judgement

  • Understanding Conflict and its impact

    Learn how to manage conflict while protecting your child and yourself in the process of separation or divorce

  • Upcoming Course Dates

          In-Person: Tuesday, January 30th – March 5th


    Thursday, February 1st – March 7th

            Virtual: Wednesday, January 31st – March 6th

    Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

    Cost: $350 (limited subsidies available)

    Where: Family Services Ottawa, 312 Parkdale Avenue, Ottawa/Via Zoom

    If you are interested in joining this group, please check back on December 1st, to fill out an application form. You will then be contacted for an intake appointment.

    “I had a voice, my concerns and thoughts were heard without judgement.  Others’ stories and thoughts were enlightening.”