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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 attend the workshop with the other parent. Children are not allowed in 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, Times and Directions

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

All workshops will be held at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center (75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30046). Workshops will be in Conference Room A West Wing, located on the second floor. The workshops begin promptly at the times scheduled. Arrive 15 minutes early to receive your materials. Attendees arriving late 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.
For directions call 770-822-8000 ext. 6000 or click here.

  • Friday, August 14, 2020 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

  • 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



Registration must be received prior to the day of the workshop. Payment is accepted at the door only; in the form of cash, credit card, debit card or money order in the amount of $60.00 per person (Make money orders payable to Gwinnett County ADR). No refunds will be given. All parties shall attend the workshop selected by them without further notification from the court. 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 arrive 15 minutes early for the workshop to pay your fees and/or complete any necessary paperwork. Attendees arriving late will be required to reschedule.



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, handouts, applications, and program administration. Payment is accepted at the door or online (Click on the button below); in the form of cash, credit card, debit card or money order (Make money orders payable to Gwinnett County ADR). 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, send a copy of your pauper's affidavit or Medicare/Medicaid card with your registration form or call for a fee waiver application. If you are unable to attend the workshop for which you registered, you may reschedule for another date. No Refunds Available.


Monitoring and Evaluation

Each participant will complete a written evaluation of the workshop at its conclusion, 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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