HOPE (Healthy Opportunities for Parenting Effectively)

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.

  • Spring/Summer Session: May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17, July 1
  • Fall Session: Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4, Registration Deadline, August 31

Note: You must attend all 5 classes within a session to successfully complete the program.