Focusing on resiliency in times of trauma
Specifically developed for youth ages 10-18. This skills-based intervention program addresses feelings, communication, and problem-solving techniques. It teaches children of divorce essential coping skills and healthy behaviors that foster a brighter future.
How do parents effectively communicate with their children about separation or divorce? Designed for parents to work alongside their children. This class teaches “The 4 BIG Skills” as a method to cope with stressful circumstances related to divorce / separation.
NOTICE! The Parent-Child Class WILL NOT meet or replace your court-ordered Co-Parenting requirement. This class is meant to be taken as an accompaniment only after your co-parenting requirement has been met or if you have not been required to attend a court mandated Level 1 or Level 2 Co-Parenting Class and are interested in improving personal skills, and growing as a parent.
Children Notice When YOU Are Not Fighting
Skills to build resilience in children as they navigate through family transitions.
Families change after separation and divorce. Your children need effective copings skills and to know you still love them, but your lives with them will be different. Help your child learn life-skills to say good-bye to the past and hello to a new and exciting future.
The Children of Divorce Coping with Divorce Class, or CoD-CoD®, is an intervention program for children of divorce between the ages 10-18.
This program has been clinically tested, in collaboration with the Prevention Research Center at Arizona State University.
It supports youths' positive mental health and fosters coping skills which build resilience to trauma and adversity.
The focus is on identifying and addressing feelings, effective communication, and problem solving. Research shows these areas to be beneficial for dealing with divorce, but also a wide variety of typical life stressors children and adolescents experience.
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It was great. Jesse was funny.13-year old boy
CoD-CoD changed my life by making it a little easier.14-year old boy
In the short time he participated he learned positive life lessons and is applying them to his daily activities and decisions.Mother of 15 year-old boy
It taught me to control my emotions and solve difficult problems. I can also stop myself before I say something that will most likely hurt someone else.14-year old girl
He really took time and enjoyed the videos and information provided. You did a great job compiling and presenting the program!Mother of 15 year-old boy
I thought this program wasn't going to help at all but I was wrong. My parent's divorce is so much easier to deal with now. Thank you.11-year old girl
He started using language in the home that reflected steps of the program. I think that was very positive and helped to open communication between us. I think the program was wonderful.Mother of 13 year-old boy
She had homework that required her to talk to someone about the divorce. She chose to come to me and that was the first time she let me know what her feelings were. She even seemed relieved to get it off her chest.Mother of 14 year-old girl
Recently my son and I missed a flight at the airport. I was very frustrated. and it showed! My son, on the other hand, handled the situation with uncommon maturity. I was very impressed when he told me that he was utilizing some of the techniques that he had learned during your online program to manage the stress. Great Job!Father of 13 year-old boy
I think it made my child think a lot about ways to think through problems. She presented me with an idea of how to resolve an argument that we had and it was a really good idea that involved expressing feelings in a constructive manner. I was pretty impressed.Mother of 13-year old girl
He has expressed on numerous occasions that the program continues to help him deal with situations that arise concerning me and his dad. I see a real change in his coping skills.Mother of 11 year-old boy
The interactive activities and the breathing exercises not only helped me calm down but I was having trouble sleeping and they helped.11-year old girl
The humor.15-year old boy
Redoing the modules whenever I wanted to.13-year old girl
I got help with my problems at home, school, and my Dad's house.11-year old boy
The whole program!14-year old girl
The funny parts were the best. Laughing about stuff helps when you have to think about serious stuff.13-year old boy
The games, cartoons, and videos.13-year old girl
Being able to handle problems easier.11-year old boy
Learning how to cope with my feelings.13-year old boy
Being able to share my problems without being afraid to.12-year old boy
Divorce and separation are times of stress for both parents and children. Parents often don’t know how to talk to their children about divorce, living in two homes, rules and traditions with separated parents, and other new ways of operating. This course was designed to help parents start these difficult conversations.
Building on what the parent has already learned in the Parenting without Conflict online course, this course focuses on conversations that the parents can have directly with their child. Now that the parent themselves has learned “The 4 BIG Skills,” they are in a better position to talk to their child about the divorce or separation, role modeling appropriate behavior and using appropriate language.
Teaching children these skills will help him or her solve problems in everyday life, at school, with friends, with family members, as well as to cope with stressful circumstances related to divorce or separation.
Today, more than ever before, children face rapidly changing times in a rapidly shrinking world. Conflict and change is inevitable. The children who will be most successful in the future will be those who grow up with the most solid foundation of skills - to keep learning and improving what they do.
The 4 BIG Skills help children deal with specific family problems, such as divorce or separation. These are also good relationship skills, work skills and leadership skills. This course gives parents many opportunities to practice talking to their children about these issues and demonstrating the skills.
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