Co-Parenting with Your Ex (COPE) ©
This is a class for separated, divorced, divorcing or never married parents. Parents should attend together for maximum effectiveness. If parents have a restraining order, please let the instructors know in advance, to set up arrival and departures from each class.
We offer a 5-week class, and with enough demand, a 10-week class.
The class is listed on the Los Angeles Superior Court Website approved co-parenting classes (www.lasuperiorcourt.org), and can be used to satisfy Court Orders. Private referrals are also welcome.
The classes are co-facilitated by Carol Hirshfield, Ph.D., Elena Gonzalez, LCSW, and Karin Manger, LCSW. Classes meet on Saturdays from 11:30 am – 2 pm or Thursdays from 6:30 pm-9 pm, several times per year. Light refreshments are provided.
COPE teaches parents to focus on their children, and includes:
- Structured interactions
- Communication exercises
- Viewing relevant media
COPE parents get a handbook with valuable information.
The fee is $400 per parent for the 5 week class and $700 for the 10 week class, and requires both pre-registration and pre-payment (Master Card or Visa or cashier’s check in advance), as well as confirmation prior to attending. Call for times and start dates.
Authorization to use Credit Card for Co-parenting class
COPE Enrollment form for payment by cash or cashier check
Kidds Group Enrollment Form
Kids in Difficult Divorces (KIDDS) ©
This is a 6 week group for kids designed to help heal exposure to high conflict divorce. Groups are arranged by age, and can be taken while parents are in COPE class, or separately. See KIDDS flyer which can be downloaded.
KiddsGroups Enrollment Form