Presenting a course that provides theory, skills and practice for practitioners who want to become a Parenting Coordinator. This 40-hour course consists of 25 hours self-paced learning combined with 15 hours of live online tutorials.

Key Elements

  • Parenting Coordination Step-by-Step
  • Structured and managed process orientation
  • Directive roles of the PC
  • Standardized protocols for being child centred
  • When and how to include children and youth
  • Child-Centred with Family Systems Focus
  • Substantive topics such as estrangement, alienation and dysregulation
  • Standardized practitioner tools

Full Program Information

What is Parenting Coordination

Parenting Coordination is a child-centred dispute resolution process that is particularly appropriate for parents who are in high conflict post separation and divorce. PC offers a structured dispute resolution process for an extended duration and is appropriate for parents who need ongoing assistance in following their parenting plans or who need small parenting plan adjustments over time. In some cases, Parenting Coordinators assist post separated parents to develop their initial parenting plans.

Parenting Coordination is an on-record, “With-Prejudice” process that is a structured mental health, DR process that combines assessment, education, case management, conflict management, negotiation and, when necessary, decision-making functions (arbitration). Parenting Coordinators have extensive experience and qualifications to work with restructuring family systems post separation and divorce.

Child Centred Parenting Coordination embraces the international intentionality of providing family law processes that are inclusive of the views and concerns of children. Specific strategies must be employed when bringing forward a child voice in “on the record” processes.