Healthy Opportunities for Parenting Effectively (the HOPE program) was developed for parents who are no longer together but still experience a high level of conflict that detrimentally affects their co-parenting and their child(ren).
The primary goal of HOPE is to reduce the trauma child(ren) experience as a result of separation/divorce by teaching skills that can lead to more effective co-parenting.
Program outcomes include:
- Understanding a child’s right/need to love both parents.
- Focusing on a child’s needs instead of on parental conflict.
- Developing effective communication skills.
- Maximizing problem-solving skills to minimize co-parenting conflict.
- Managing emotions and creating healthy boundaries between co-parents.
- Rebuilding co-parent trust and respect.
HOPE is offered virtually via Zoom. A HOPE session includes 5 virtual classes consisting of small group discussions and out-of-class homework assignments including video presentations from judges, social workers, and other specialists, plus opportunities to practice new skills.
$250 / person
This fee can be paid in full prior to the first HOPE class, or you can pay as you go with $50 payments prior to each class.
Schedule & Registration
HOPE classes meet via Zoom on Monday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
- Winter Session: January 22, February 5 & 19, March 4 & 18
- (Registration closes/payment due January 15)
- Spring/Summer Session: May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17, July 1
- (Registration opens January 16)
- (Tentative) Fall Session: Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 20
Note: You must attend all 5 classes within a session to successfully complete the program.