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Partners in Parenting


This workshop is held at 410 East Front Street, Statesville, NC 28677.  Please park behind the Senior Center next door.

See schedule below.

Get directions from this website!  Do not follow directions from Google Maps to 1835 Davie Ave or rely on your cell phone's pull-up directions! You may end up at the wrong location, and late for your workshop.

Preferred way to Register: Register by sending us an email to: piedmontmediation1@juno.com.  This can be done by going to the CONTACT US page of this website, and scrolling to the email entry area.

Other way to Register: Register by calling 704-873-7624.  You may be asked to leave a message.

  • We will need your full name, phone, address, email, class preference (see below). If you are not using our form on the CONTACT US page, please identify Partners in Parenting in the Subject Line.

We will notify you by mail or email as to the date and time.  Classes alternate monthly between Saturday morning (9-12:30) and Thursday evening (6-9:30), held once each month.  See schedule below.

This is a 3.5 hour course for parents who are encouraged to protect the physical and emotional well-being of their children. Parents are taught by Masters level facilitators using award winning content on how to continue being parents to their children after ending a relationship with one another.

Participants will learn:
  • How to help their children adapt to and recover from the end of their parent’s relationship
  • How to reduce children’s feelings of confusion, split loyalty, depression, and anxiety
  • How to ask and answer questions that will encourage and support children
  • How to quickly recognize and respond to behavioral problems
  • How to develop a future-focused orientation with children
  • Why it’s so important that children maintain close relationships with both parents
Program Content
  • The impact of divorce on children
  • The grief and recovery process
  • Children’s reactions and perceptions to broken families
  • How to know when your child needs help coping and adapting
  • Introducing new intimate partners and step-parents
  • Creating a reliable partnership between parents “for the sake of the kids”
Program Success over Ten Years
  • 99% said the class increased their understanding of how divorce affects children
  • 96% said the class helped them effectively recognize and respond to the needs, concerns, and problems of their children
  • 95% said that taking the class inspired them to reconsider their parenting priorities and methods
  • 97% said they would refer others to this workshop
Country-wide Success (a Model Program of SAMHSA)
  • 57% reduction in litigation
  • 30% to 53% reduction in parental conflict
  • 70% fewer school absences
  • 54% fewer physician visits by children
  • 22% reduction in child-reported stress


2017

June 3, Saturday, 9-12:30pm
July 13, Thursday, 6-9:30pm
August 5, Saturday, 9-12:30pm
September 7, Thursday, 6-9:30pm
October 7, Saturday, 9-12:30pm
November 2, Thursday, 6-9:30pm
December 2, Saturday, 9-12:30pm