Focus on Communication in Separation
Focus on Communication in Separation (FOCIS) is a six-hour course teaching parents how to communicate effectively while parenting apart.
Reducing tension from conflicts will result in less stress for both you and your children. Ongoing conflict between parents can have a long-lasting negative effect on children of separation or divorce. Studies have shown that inter-parental anger and conflict are very strong indicators of how well children fare, both now and over the rest of their lives.
You can help your children by showing them that people don’t have to argue to get their ideas across
This workshop is free. It is funded by the Government of Alberta.
You can register on our website or by calling us at 780.413.9805.
You can cancel or reschedule your registration on our website, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 780.413.9805.
No. To ensure the safety and comfort of all participants, separating or divorcing parents are not permitted to attend the same session. There are no exceptions. Ex-partners must register in different sessions (you will be asked for your partner’s name when registering).
It is preferred that you would take both nights in the same week, but you don’t need to. The information presented in the Monday evening sessions is considered to be Part 1, so you should take it before a Wednesday evening session.
You will receive a participant manual when you arrive. Please bring a pen.
No, children are not allowed at the course, and we do not offer childcare.
Yes, but the support person must also register for the course.
No, FOCIS is not offered as an online course.
When you have attended the entire six-hour course, you will receive a certificate of completion by email.
Certificates are sent by email. If you have misplaced it, please email us at email@example.com for a new certificate.
Parenting After Separation is for all parents going through a divorce or separation.
Parenting After Separation High Conflict is a course available to all parents who have already completed the Parenting After Separation course and are experiencing more intense, long-lasting conflict during their separation.
In the Focus on Communication in Separation workshop, you will learn how to communicate effectively while parenting apart.