“Children in the Middle”
When Parents Divorce What Happens to the Kids?
Divorce is a difficult time for everyone–Mom, Dad, the kids, even grandparents and extended family. This class offers participants to learn how to cope with high emotions, changing roles, responsibilities and relationships. Participants will learn how and why children react differently and strategies to make things better for everyone.
THIS COURSE IS FOR ADULTS. DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN.
Remember, how you are coping will impact how the kids are adjusting to the changes.
The adults in their lives are divorcing each other, not the children. Kids need to be connected and involved in the lives of both parents.
Iowa law requires that parents of children under 18 (Section 598-19A I.C.) must complete a mandatory parent education class before dissolution of marriage is granted by Iowa courts. Courts may also require this class if you are parent of a child who has never been married to your child’s “other parent” or you are revisiting a previous order related to support, custody, or visitation.
Southwest Iowa Families, Inc. offers the 4-hour class which has been approved by the Fifth Judicial District to meet the requirements of the law. The Fourth Judicial District Divorce Education is administered by Southwest Iowa Mediation Center and may be reached at (712) 310-2843.
The class is normally held the 3rd Saturday of each month 1:00-5:00 p.m. Cost is $35 with registration and payment required in advance. If there is a reason that a participant should not attend at the same time as the former spouse, please let the secretary know. We will respect your wishes and/or need to comply with a “No Contact order”.
You may print and mail the attached application. Mail at least five days before the class. Please call to confirm your intent to attend to assure the date. 712-542-3501 or 888-486-9599.
To Register–complete this application form and return with a $35 check to:
Southwest Iowa Families
215 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632
Spouse’s Name: __________________________________
I prefer not to attend at the same time.
It is okay if we attend together.
Home phone: ____________________________________