Our Unique Course
Our Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course is offered select Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM and select weeknights from 5:30PM to 9:30PM at The Costello Center (located at 8081 38th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710).
It is our hope that through your participation in this course you will gain the knowledge and insight necessary to minimize the negative effects divorce can have on you and your family by increasing your awareness and understanding of how to help both your children and yourself transition through this difficult time.
Throughout the duration of this four hour course, we will be discussing:
- The Facts/ Stages of Separation of an Adult
- Stages of Separation for a Child
- The Effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
- What is Co-Parenting and why is it important?
- Marriage Role versus Parenting Role
- Stages of Development
- Child Safety & Legal Issues
State-Approved Course Pursuant to Section 61.21(2)(a), F.S.
Our 4 hour course has been approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and meets all outlined requirements for divorcing parents as outlined in Section 61.21(2)(a), F.S. Each aspect of our course addresses the various topics that are required by the state of Florida and help you make the transition from spouses to co-parents.
If you have already taken the mandated 4-hour course, but are looking for further support and more techniques to effectively co-parent, or are facing a high conflict divorce, we offer an advanced parenting course - "Cohesive Co-Parenting." This course will go into even more depth on how to healthily transition into co-parenthood, maintain communication and collaboration with your co-parent, and help you and your children with the emotionally difficult experiences that come with divorce.
For more information, check out the "Advanced Parenting Course" page or contact The Costello Center.