San Juan Basin Health Department will offer a day-long workshop for parents of children coping with divorce and family conflict each month, with the first workshop scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 7 at the San Juan Basin Health Department, 502 S. 8th St.
This class will meet the court requirements for a parenting class, but is also for families that just want extra tools to make co-parenting an easier experience for all involved — especially the kids.
The class will explore communication skills, adapting to the role of co-parent rather than spouse, the impact of divorce for children of all ages and what you can do to help.
The fee for the class is $65 and includes the workshop, materials and certificate of completion.
All proceeds go to support the Nurturing Parenting Program.
Pre-registration is required. Call Lily Mondragon RN at 749-5541.
A “Talk It Out” workshop will be available to children of all ages while parents are attending the Co-Parenting in Divorce the Nurturing Way workshop. Talk It Out has been a successful conflict resolution program for youth developed by Barbara Porro. Porro taught in elementary schools in California for 14 years before becoming an educational consultant. Children will enjoy a day of interactive role-play, scripts, lesson plans, stories, and outside team-building games to guide them toward developing solutions to their everyday social problems by learning peacemaking skills. Lunch will be included. Location: Pagosa Springs Youth Center, 269 Pagosa St.
The children’s workshop is presented in partnership with Archuleta County Victim Assistance, Prevention Education Program. For more information, contact Liz Parker, prevention education coordinator, 946-5641.