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Thank you for visiting Parenting After Divorce – Denver, your trusted source for co-parenting education since 1993.  Due to the current public health emergency related to the COVID-19 outbreak and out of an abundance of caution, we have chosen to suspend registration for all of our in-person Level 1 and Level 2 co-parenting classes.  We are closely monitoring the situation and hope to resume in-person classes as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we encourage you to register and complete our online Level 1 class as an alternative to attending an in-person class.  You can register for our online class here.  If your case is being adjudicated in Arapahoe county, we have confirmed with the county that they will accept completion of our online class without needing a waiver for the foreseeable future.

For any individuals needing a fee reduction to participate in our online class, please be aware that we follow the Colorado State indigent standards in determining who qualifies for a fee reduction.  If you require a reduced fee and believe you would qualify, please contact our main office at parentingafterdivorce@gmail.com or 303-329-9942 and we will help you through that process.

In addition to our standard online class, we are offering live webinars for our level 1 classes on a monthly basis.  You can register for those here.

In these trying times we hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy despite the changes you are all going through.  We also encourage you to stay connected, even if only through technology, to your networks of support.

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The First Provider of Co-Parent Education In Colorado, Parenting After Divorce-Denver is a Colorado non-profit corporation started in 1993. Our mission is to provide the best in co-parent education to divorcing, divorced and never-married parents living apart.

Research shows that it is not the divorce itself that is so damaging to children. Rather, the on-going conflict and interruption in parenting is what creates distress for children. The ability of parents living apart to work together in a co-operative, business-like manner has a direct impact on how well and how quickly children adjust to their new circumstance and return to normal levels of functioning. Our classes are designed to help parents establish and maintain just such a co-parenting relationship.

Important Facts About Our Co-Parenting Classes:

  • Meets the requirements of courts throughout Colorado
  • More than 75,000 parents served since 1993
  • Highly-experienced male-female teams of mental health professionals and educators
  • Curriculum reflects the most recent research about children of divorce
  • Convenient locations throughout the Denver Metro Area
  • Reduced fee for qualified indigent participants
  • Offered in English and Spanish
  • Two Classes Offered – Levels 1 & 2

Level I. An introductory class for those who are in the process of separation and/or divorce. For more information, click on the Introductory Class page.

Level II. An advanced class for those who have had more difficulty forming and maintaining a business-like co-parenting relationship, as well as for those who want to improve a co-parenting relationship which is working fairly well. For more information, click on the Advanced Class page.

REGARDING PAYMENTS:

You are welcome to pay the registration fee for Level 1 classes when your register through our website from the ‘Register‘ tab.  We are also able to accept payment for these classes when you arrive in the form of cash, money order, or credit card.  We do not accept personal checks.

AN IMPORTANT WEBSITE – We strongly encourage you to visit the website www.UpToParents.org (for divorcing parents) prior to attending the class, as this will significantly enhance your experience in the class.

CLASSES START AND END ON TIME

Saturday classes meet from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aurora classes meet from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

All other classes meet from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

CHILD CARE IS NOT PROVIDED

“…there is hope for children. Divorcing parents cannot spare their children the pain of divorce, despite their sometimes fervent desire to do so. And perhaps they shouldn’t try. Children are entitled to their own feelings; children need to grieve. But even after divorce parents can – in my view must – work hard to be good parents and co-parents. Over time after divorce, good parents and co-parents can promote their children’s resilience and do much to ease their pain. Rather than forever being “children of divorce,” hardworking divorced parents and co-parents can help their kids to be, well, just kids.”

Robert Emery – Family Court Review – July, 2006