Offering parenting education classes for parents who are in the process of a divorce and who have children under the age of 18.
The Parents and Children in Transition (PACT) program consists of two 2-1/2 hour long parent education sessions offered by the Hampshire County Bar Association. It is a program of support, and aims to empower parents by imparting information to best help children adjust to divorce. The sessions consist of video, short presentations, and discussion. A male/female team of child development and parent education specialists lead the programs. Topics include:
- What children need to know
- Pitfalls for parents to avoid
- Typical reactions of children to separation/divorce
- What parents can do to help children adjust
- Problem solving
- Dispute resolution and cooperative parenting
Throughout Massachusetts, and much of the U.S., divorcing parents of children under 18 years-old are required to attend court-sponsored education programs to help ease the effects of divorce on children.
- 15 Gothic St., Suite 10
- Northampton, MA 01060
Information and Registration:
Hampshire County Bar Association (Northampton)
Main Phone: (413) 586-8729
15 Gothic St., Suite 10
Agency: Hampshire County Bar Association
Program Fees: Flat fee; fee waivers available through the Probate and Family Court (413-586-8500) for those who qualify.
Eligibility: Parents in the process of a divorce with children under age 18.