Help Your Children Through A Difficult Time
Parent A.C.T. Class is a program designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The program provides parents with strategies, information and skills for reducing conflict, strengthening parent-child relationships and fostering children’s healthy development.
Parent A.C.T. is a New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program (PEAP) certified class, offered monthly by NYCID, in either one 6-hour session, or in two 3-hour sessions, and is facilitated by professionals with a background in one or more of the following areas: psychology, family therapy, social work, law and mediation. The program is highly interactive and utilizes lecture, video, skill demonstrations, discussions, role plays and small group activities. Classes are limited to 30 participants and spouses/partners are placed in separate classes. All parents receive the New York State PEAP certificate upon completion of the full 6-hour program.
Is there a fee for the Parent A.C.T. Class?
The program fee is $100. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required at intake. Sliding-scale discounts are available for eligible parents. Eligibility will be determined at intake. Accepted methods of payment are cash, money order, check or credit card using our online payment system.
How do I register for the Parent A.C.T. Class?
This class is open to all parents who are interested in learning how to manage family conflict and master new parenting skills – whether referred from the courts or self-referring. All parents interested in taking this class must first register by calling our Parent A.C.T. Intake Line at 917-831-6469.
Are there any materials provided?
Participants will be provided with the Handbook for Parents and a Resource Guide which contain useful guidelines, informative articles and a compilation of referrals where parents can find help and support.
When and where are classes held?
Classes will be held in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island unless otherwise informed. The specific location will be given when registration is confirmed.
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