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Divorce Education

Dallas Educational Awareness Programs uses The Center for Divorce Education’s Children in the Middle and After the Storm Programs developed by Dr. Donald Gordon and Dr. Jack Arbuthnot. This Model Program has been recognized by SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has received the Positive Parenting Award and Active Parenting Award from Children’s Rights Council.

The course is a co-parenting program for divorcing and separating parents. Parents and caretakers may attend pre- or post-divorce and may attend with their co-parent or without.  One of the goals of the program is to help parents protect their children from the painful conflict that often comes with divorce.

The classes are available by referral from the court or upon recommendation by attorneys, pastors, teachers, counselor, or for anyone interested in educating themselves on how to limit the impact of divorce on children.  This class shows parents the negative effect of conflict upon their children and helps them learn more effective ways of resolving conflict.  This class teaches conflict resolution skills through reading, discussions and video presentations.  The class is available to all significant adults living in the home, including step-parents and significant others.

For more information on classes and individual or couples sessions on divorce education call: 214.960.4720

For those parents who are court ordered, the Dallas EAP Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course meets the requirements of Texas Family Code Section 105.009.

This is a 4 hour course designed to educate and assist parents with regard to the consequences of divorce on parents and children.  The course includes information on the following issues:

  1. the emotional effects of divorce on parents;

  2. the emotional and behavioral reactions to divorce by young children and adolescents;

  3. parenting issues relating to the concerns and needs of children at different development stages;

  4. stress indicators in young children and adolescents;

  5. conflict management;

  6. family stabilization through development of a co-parenting relationship;

  7. the financial responsibilities of parenting;

  8. family violence, spousal abuse and child abuse and neglect; and

  9. the availability of community services and resources.