Co-Parenting Classes Provided by
SELA Dispute Resolutions
An Innovative Online Program That Puts Children First.
SELA Dispute Resolution’s Co-Parenting Program is designed to address the problems of parents in conflict. SELA’s course is an 8-hour asynchronous learning course that includes 8 one hour online segments. The first 4 segments are followed by a mandatory 2-hour in-person learning sessions. After that, the next 4 segments are accessible, and upon completion, the program concludes with another mandatory 2-hour in-person session. Throughout the program the instructors are available to address questions or concerns. Participants are given learning objectives, and success is measured through quizzes that are submitted online to the instructors. Progress is allowed from one section to the other after a passing mark on the current section. Our program allows you to proceed at your own pace, so missing classes due to busy schedules no longer presents a problem. Sign up is easy via our PayPal registration form, and you can begin the program within 24-48 hours of registering.
Parenting does not disappear when a marriage ends in divorce or a couple terminates their relationship. Instead, parenting is a lifetime obligation. Studies have shown that conflict is the essential reason for difficulties in co-parenting, and often these relationships include one or both parents that have high conflict personalities. SELA’s course is designed to provide an easy way to learn to work cooperatively in a way that is amicable, constructive, and reduces stress that can seriously impact the children.
SELA’s co-parenting course is unique in that it is taught by attorneys who can provide valuable insight into the court process and likely ways a court will handle conflict and co-parenting issues. But this insight is not legal advice, and all participants should seek counsel from a lawyer of his or her choosing. SELA’s instructors are trained in dealing with barriers to communication often increased due to the high conflict personality of the participants.
OUR PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY COURTS ACROSS LOUISIANA TO FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CO-PARENTING EDUCATION. UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, PARTICIPANTS ARE ABLE TO PRINT OUT A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION WHICH CAN BE PROVIDED TO THE COURT OR COUNSEL.
Benefits for Parents
- Assists parents in TRANSITIONING their roles from former spouses to co-parents
- EDUCATES parents on the impact conflict has on their child’s development and well-being
- Helps parents IDENTIFY their roles in conflict
- INSTRUCTS parents about conflict, anger management, and communication and conflict resolution skills
- Develops parents’ UNDERSTANDING of the child’s perspective on parental conflict in divorce
- Provides INSIGHT into the litigation process and its role in conflict
Benefits for Children
- Creates a more RELAXED HOME atmosphere, allowing the child to thrive in despite his or her parents’ divorce
- Teaches the children EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION and conflict-resolution skills through modeling by their parents
- Increases the likelihood of keeping two ACTIVE PARENTS in the child’s life
- DIMINISHES the likelihood of future relationship difficulties and divorce for the child
- Creates HOPE in the child for a stress-free parenting relationship
- ENCOURAGES the parents to demonstrate their love of their children without conflict or competition
Benefits for Society
- DECREASES future litigation, court costs, and time
- Potentially REDUCES adolescent drug and alcohol problems, teenage pregnancy, school dropout rates, and crime associated with children of divorce
- Expands the definition of ‘family,’ thereby preserving and STRENGTHENING the family structure
What Participants Say About Our Course
“I wish we had taken this course prior to getting lawyers and filing with the court system.”
“It made me realize how many things I am doing wrong and what effects it has on my children.”
“This course taught me more and cost less than a couple of hours with my attorney!”
“I would highly recommend this course to anyone going through a divorce with children.”