Cooperative Parenting and Divorce

This program helps divorcing parents shield their children from parental conflict. Over 8 sessions (16 to 20 hours), parents learn to guide their children through the process of recovery while establishing a positive, long-term, cooperative relationship with the other parent. Also available in Spanish.

This video-based cooperative parenting program gives divorcing or separating parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child’s other parents.

Written by therapists Susan Boyan and Ann Marie Termini, it is the most extensive, informative and interactive cooperative parenting resource to date examining the complex realities of divorce.

To find out how to offer this course online using one of our convenient virtual options, call 800-825-0060 ext 2.

How the co-parenting program works:

Facilitated by a trained parent educator, the 8-week program is part video and part group discussion. It is recommended for groups of 10-16 parents. Each session is designed to last 2 hours. (If you need a shorter seminar version, try the 4-hour Crossroads program.)

  • Educates parents on the impact their conflict has on their children
  • Explains children’s issues in parenting after divorce or parenting after separation
  • Teaches parents the practical skills they need to manage anger, increase impulse control, resolve conflict and talk to each other without arguing
  • Is designed to be the “next step” for parents in counties that require divorce seminars.

The helpful cooperative Parent’s Guide provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents can practice their new skills in the comfort of their own home.

Here’s what you’ll be teaching:

  • Session 1: Child-Focused or Out of Focus: Commitment to Caring
  • Session 2: Plan for Peace or Tug of War: Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents
  • Session 3: Letting Go or Holding On: Changing My Long-Term Role
  • Session 4: Make It Better or Keep It Bitter: Choosing My Personal Path
  • Session 5: Neither Fight nor Flight: Managing My Anger
  • Session 6: Defuse or Light the Fuse: Taking Control of Conflict
  • Session 7: All a Winner or Winner Take All: Negotiating Agreements
  • Session 8: Cooperation or Conflict: Co-Parenting Is Forever

Other Program Materials:

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Parent’s Guide

SKU: 3103

$15.95$19.95Learn More
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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Leader’s Guide

SKU: 3102

$49.95Learn More

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce PowerPoint

SKU: 3108x

$39.95Learn More
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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Certificate of Completion

SKU: 3104E

$24.95Learn More


“One ‘gift’ I can give divorcing couples is effective decision-making skills for their children. This program is a great opportunity for them to have that chance.”

Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr.
Superior Court, Fulton County, GA

“Family therapists Boyan and Termini have created an effective, sturdily constructed book-and-video set focused on managing, reducing and eliminating the conflict following a divorce. Parents are taught to keep conflict away from the kids. Thought the parent guide can be used alone and is more affordable than the set, this is a solid option for special collections supporting mental health professionals and self-help groups.”

Library Journal, September 1, 2005


Winner of a 2000 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media (Parenting Division) Award!

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“Divorce itself is tough on children, but constant, often bitter conflict that persists after the divorce makes it even tougher. Divorced or divorcing parents will find the workbook and video vignettes openly address likely areas of conflict and offer possible solutions that keep parents centered on what they can both agree on: the happiness and well-being of their child. Open communication and genuine respect, even amidst understandable differences, ground the conflict-resolving strategies. In the tradition of other Active Parenting series, the leader’s guide is chockful of practical ideas to engage parents in the subject.”

–Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media, Fall 2000 edition


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