t. 607-391-2660 - (Note: calling from Landline phone: 607-428-1300)
f. 607-391-2680
e. cortland@cornell.edu
w. cortland.cce.cornell.edu

Parents Apart - Parent Education for Separating or Divorcing Parents

Parents Apart is an education program created for divorcing or separating parents to help them understand the impact of their breakup on their children. The main goal of the program is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict.

These topics are addressed in the Parents Apart curriculum

Identifying parent/child reaction to divorce/separation

Skills for helping children cope

 Post-separating parenting :  Co-parenting and/or parallel parenting

Communication between households

Identifying and managing stress for parents and children  and;

Mediated vs Collaborative Divorce

The program is certified by the New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program of the Office of Court Administration. 3-hour session -  Class size is limited.  You will not be placed in the same class as the other parent of your child(ren).

6-hour session attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Compliance.  Children are not permitted to attend the classes.  If an order or referral by a judge, he/she will be notified of course completion specifics.

Cost $25.00 program fee, payable to CCE Cortland County. 

LOCATION:   Classes held at:

Cornell Cooperative Extension - 60 Central Avenue, Room 138, 

County Office Building, Cortland, NY

Tel: 607-391-2660

Please click onto the registration link under the day choice to register!

2023 Class Dates:

January 21, - 9:30AM to 3PM  (Saturday)

April 8, 9:30AM to 3PM  (Saturday)

July 13 & 20th  - 6-9PM (Thursdays)

October 5 & 12th  - 6-9PM (Thursday)

Cost $25 program fee, payable to CCE Cortland Co.