Support through separation
Parenting through Separation (PTS) is a free course for parents who are currently separating or have recently separated. It can also help grandparents and other family members/whānau who have responsibilities around a child's care.
A PTS course is a good first step for carers who want to do the best for their children during a difficult time.
It focuses on:
- understanding how separation affects children and how to talk to them about it
- why it's important to keep children away from conflict and how to do this
- how to discuss child care arrangements amicably
- making a plan for ongoing parenting and care.
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Each year, we run 250 courses — helping around 1,600 people support children through a time of change. Each course runs for a total of 4 hours.
We currently offer classes in
- Palmerston North
If we don't offer classes in your region, check the Ministry of Justice website for a provider close to you.
All PTS courses are free. The Ministry of Justice funds them for any legal guardian supporting a child through parental separation.
If you'd like to attend one of our classes, call or email your local office.
If you’d like to register for a PTS course in Auckland, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can email you our available dates and a registration form to complete.
Here is our latest schedule.
If you have questions about our PTS courses, call your local Barnardos office or send us a message.
If you are based in Auckland, please contact our Auckland Central office.
Phone: 09-625 3600