Co-Parenting 101 class

  • Presented By: Sparrow Counseling
  • Speaker / Facilitator: Sara Dungan
  • Topic Area: Family Growth and Development, Parenting

  • Start Date: 09/17/2016
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Daily Schedule: 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Recurring: once a month on Tuesday evening 5:00-8:30pm and Saturday 9:00am-1pm
  • Registration Deadline: 48 hours prior to event

  • Location: 1740 Oxmoor Rd, Ste 220 Birmingham, Alabama, 35209
  • Fee Info: $100/class (includes materials)
  • Open To: Families

  • Contact Information: Email Sara Dungan at

What: 3.5-  4-hour interactive class

When: Weeknights nights 5pm-9pm or Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm

Saturday, September 17, 2016- click here to register

Tuesday, September 20, 2016- click here to register

Saturday, October 15, 2016- click here to register

Tuesday, October 18, 2016- click here to register

Saturday, November 19, 2016- click here to register

Tuesday, November 22, 2016- click here to register

Saturday, December 10, 2016- click here to register

Tuesday, December 13, 2016- click here to register

How much: $100/person (price includes materials & meal)
$25 due upon registration (at least one week before the seminar) $75 due at the class.

Where: Location and dates given upon registration

Co-Parenting 101 is an interactive, educational program designed to teach effective parenting during the transitions of parental separation or divorce. This multi-media class highlights cutting edge research on the critical role parents play in their child’s ability to adjust and thrive in the transition and disruption of separation and divorce. This class emphasizes the responsibility of each parent to provide a nurturing, safe environment for the child.

Topics include:

  • Identifying feelings associated with separation and divorce
  • Ways children of varying ages may react during transitions
  • Suggested ways of talking to children about divorce
  • Establishing a coparenting relationship
  • Navigating changes in the living situation
  • Creating new family structures and rhythms

This is an educational program and not a counseling session. The focus is on establishing new patterns of communication that benefit the children and bolster the effectiveness of the new family dynamic. Parents will not be discussing interpersonal issues.

Who can benefit from Co-Parenting 101?

  • Divorcing or divorced parents
  • Single parents
  • Parents who are changing custody or visitation
  • Custodial grandparents
  • Concerned family members
  • Educators, Social Workers, Therapists, Clergy and School Counselors

Program Highlights

  • One million parents have successfully completed the program over the last decade.
  • Co-Parenting 101 (formerly TransParenting) is a national program operating in 40 states and 200 jurisdictions.
  • 96% of family court judges surveyed report that the program “serves to lessen the negative efforts of divorce on children” (Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 1997).
  • The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges awarded the original program the “Unique and Innovative Project Award”.
  • Exit interviews consistently show high ratings. Despite being mandated to attend and paying a fee, more than 94% of parents say the program is “helpful;” or “extremely helpful”. 98% would recommend the program to others.
  • Each participant will receive a Parent Handbook, which outlines the seminar content and provides an excellent resource for parents during this journey.