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Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Program – Complete Leader Kit


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“Winner of a 2000 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media (Parenting Division) Award!”

This group kit is designed for use by therapists, parent educators, churches and schools. No special training is required.

The Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Group Program is an 8-week, 16 hour co-parenting program that is part video, part group discussion and skill development.  Each session is designed to last two hours. It is recommended for groups of 10-20 divorced or divorcing parents. This video-based program gives divorcing parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and guide them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child’s other parents.

Written by therapists Susan Boyan and Ann Marie Termini, it is the most extensive, informative and interactive resource to date examining the complex realities of divorce.

Each CPD kit includes:

  • A 200 page Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Leader’s Guide that provides detailed instructions on each session.
  • A 33 minute companion DVD that provides situations demonstrating both positive and negative behavior.
  • One Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: Parent Guide that provides vital information and worksheets for parents to do at home.
  • A download with course promotional materials for marketing the program and forms.
  • PowerPoint Presentation (20 slides)

With Cooperative Parenting and Divorce you will teach parents how to:

  • Shield their children from parental conflict
  • Disengage from the former relationship
  • Manage their anger
  • Establish a positive, long-term relationship with each other as co-parents
  • Develop effective communication skills
  • Negotiate in a business-like manner
  • Increase co-parenting respect

Course outline:
Session 1: Child-Focused or Out of Focus: Commitment to Caring
Session 2: Plan for Peace or Tug of War: Allowing My Child to Love Both Parents
Session 3: Letting Go or Holding On: Changing My Long-Term Role
Session 4: Make It Better or Keep It Bitter: Choosing My Personal Path
Session 5: Neither Fight nor Flight: Managing My Anger
Session 6: Defuse or Light the Fuse: Taking Control of Conflict
Session 7: All a Winner or Winner Take All: Negotiating Agreements
Session 8: Cooperation or Conflict: Co-Parenting Is Forever

The easy-to-read Parent’s Guide provides vital information and gives real-life examples and worksheets so parents can practice their new skills at home.

For research results on the effectiveness of the Cooperative Parenting & Divorce Psycho-educational group program:  The Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 48, 3 & 4 2008 or contact Dorthy Whitehurst at

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce Program – Complete Leader Kit