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Home Court ProgramsAdvanced Co-Parenting Workshop

Advanced Co-Parenting Workshop

Please be advised due to the nature of COVID19, and the potential infection of those who are required to appear in our courts and interact with large groups, THE PARENTING CLASSES WILL BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM, FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. Please continue to monitor this website for any new information affecting this class.

Please note, For gwinnett cases, prior to registering it is necessary to have first attended Navigating Family Change Parenting Seminar.

75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046-6900
Phone: 770-822-8195
Fax: 770-822-8588
E-Mail: Abbey Galviz

Advanced Co-Parenting Workshop: The Advanced Issues in Co-Parenting Workshop is a four-hour educational workshop designed to be a small-group experience, so that participants can get customized help with their co-parent issues, as well as assistance with parenting their children through difficult family circumstances. Participants not only learn about the damage to children that results from continued litigation and co-parent conflict, but they will acquire tools and skills to minimize the conflict on their end in order to protect the children. They will also learn about the dangers of parental marginalization and alienation, as well as the problems with treating children as adults instead of allowing them to simply be kids. Parties are not permitted to view the workshop with the other parent. Children should not view the workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Below are comments collected from exit surveys of attendees:

  • "I really enjoyed this class and look forward to putting some of my newly learned concepts and understanding into good use!"

  • "Great class liked that it was small so the discussion could be tweaked to our unique circumstances."

  • "I like the information and I did find it helpful. … Even if my co-parent doesn't comply with some basic rules I've noticed a change in how I manage my responses to him in a much calmer manner. I'm not sure I could have done this without the class and the book for reference."

  • "I found the information to be very helpful especially with small group session. It helped to hear the guys point of view. The most valuable lesson I learned was sometimes your child just wants you to listen; they don't always want you to fix it."

  • "It helped me."

Program Content

The primary goal of the workshop for participants, who have returned to court for modifications, is to specifically address the issues that they might be experiencing. The ultimate goal is to reduce the emotional anguish inflicted on children by helping their parents decrease anger and tension. The Advanced Issues in Co-Parenting workshop is designed to be smaller and more interactive than the basic lecture class. The selected cases for the workshop will be skills-based education to empower those parents to learn to communicate in a more positive and productive manner. The course content includes:

  • Putting the co-parent relationship in a healthy perspective
  • Setting appropriate boundaries in the post-divorce family
  • Understanding how co-parent conflict affects children
  • Responding to parental marginalization and alienation
  • Structuring communication to minimize conflict


Workshop Dates and Times

Please note, for gwinnett cases, prior to registering it is necessary to have first attended Navigating Family Change Parenting Seminar.

Please note workshops are usually booked to capacity several days prior to the date. It is best to register as soon as possible.

All workshops will be offered virtually. The workshops begin promptly at the times scheduled. Participants will not be allowed to sign on late, they will be required to reschedule. The dates and times are listed below. If the month you are inquiring about is not listed here, call 770-822-8195.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Friday, November 6, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Monday, November 16, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Monday, December 14, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM



Please note workshops are usually booked to capacity several days prior to the date. It is best to register as soon as possible.

Registration must be received prior to the day of the workshop. Link requiring $60.00 payment will be sent prior to the workshop. No refunds will be given. All parties shall view the workshop selected by them virtually. You may call or email our office to confirm receipt.

Please fill out the form entirely.

Methods of Submitting the Registration Form:

  1. Register Online
  2. Fax: 770-822-8588
  3. Phone: 770-822-8195
  4. Mail to the address on the registration form.
  5. Hand deliver to the 3rd Floor, Administrative Office of the Courts (East Wing, Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center)

Please sign on 15 minutes early for the workshop to ensure connection and address any technical needs.



Each workshop is conducted by a male/female team of masters level professionals trained in mental health services.



A fee of $60.00 per person is required and is used to cover all costs of the program including the presenter's fees, workbooks, applications, and program administration. Payment is accepted online in the form of credit card or debit card. A fee waiver is available for parties having filed under a pauper's affidavit, carrying a current Medicare/Medicaid card, or falling under the indigent guidelines as set by the state. If you believe you qualify, provide a copy of your pauper's affidavit, Medicare/Medicaid card or call for a fee waiver application. If you are unable to view the workshop for which you registered, you may reschedule for another date. No Refunds Available.



Each participant will complete an evaluation of the workshop, indicating their individual assessment of the value of the workshop and any suggestions for future workshops.



Certificates will be issued at the conclusion of the four-hour session. The court will provide a copy of the certificate to the participant and the original certificate will be kept on file with the court.



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