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As of January 1, 2001, the State of Tennessee has mandated that all divorcing parents with minor children attend a four-hour Parent Education Seminar prior to their final hearing (HB 1512 and SF 1885). The seminar is to teach the importance of protecting and enhancing the child's emotional development during this difficult time. The seminar, called Parenting and Divorce, does not tell parents how to raise their children, rather this class aims to accomplish four simple, but highly important goals.
Students can register for all classes in person, by phone, fax, e-mail or mail. The class is conducted through the Workforce Training Office.
Students may also register in person for any class, held at any campus, in all business offices but must register at least 24 hours prior to the class. NOTE: All payments must be submitted prior to class. Instructors can not take payments of any kind.
Parenting and Divorce is an interactive seminar designed to help parents understand the needs of their children during the transition of divorce. Skilled facilitators will guide parents through interactive discussions, role-playing exercises and informational charts to help them recognize how to make decisions for the betterment of their childrens lives, not through anger at each other. Parents are reminded that the dissolution of a marriage is not the dissolution of a family. Relationships and responsibilities with the family may change, but children still have a mother and a father. It is important for parents to understand the impact of divorce on children of different ages. This seminar enables parents and their children to deal with the impact of divorce in a way that is helpful to all family members.
The curriculum includes the following topics:
One copy of the Certification of Completion will be given at the end of class. Roane State Community College is not responsible for sending Certifications of Completion to the court.
During COVID, this course is offered via Zoom and the Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.
Sonya Parker • (865) 481-2031 • Click name for email address
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