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 be an online asynchronous learning course, but it also includes two (2) in-person synchronous learning sessions. Our online learning program allows you to proceed at your own pace, so missing classes due to busy schedules no longer presents a problem. The program is designed to allow the participants to work at their own pace. 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, it is there for a lifetime. Because of the difficulties in co-parenting, often times parents need 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.
OUR PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY COURTS ACROSS LOUISIANA TO BE FULFIL ANY REQUIREMENT 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 shifting their roles from former spouses to co-parents
- Educates parents regarding the impact of conflict on their child’s development
- Helps parents identify their contributions to conflict
- Facilitates parents’ learning about anger management as well as communication and conflict resolution skills
- Develops parents’ understanding of children’s issues in divorce
Benefits for Children
- Reduces the child’s symptoms of stress as parental conflict decreases
- Allows the child to love both parents as loyalty issues decrease
- Creates a more relaxed home atmosphere, allowing the child to adjust to his or her parents’ divorce
- Teaches the children effective communication and conflict-resolution skills as modelled 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
Benefits for Society
- Decreases future litigation, court costs, and time
- Expands the definition of ‘family,’ thereby preserving and strengthening the family structure
- Potentially reduces adolescent drug and alcohol problems, teenage pregnancy, school dropout rates, and crime associated with children of divorce
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.”