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"For The Children":  Never Married Parenting Education Program
 All classes are held at Massachusetts General Hospital

Please Note that there are NO Never Married Parenting Education Classes Scheduled After June 2014

FOR THE CHILDREN is an educational program for never married parents in the Essex, Hampshire, and Suffolk Divisions.  This program is a supportive parent education program that focuses on the needs of children of never married parents.  The five-hour workshop is presented over two sessions and is facilitated by a male / female team of child development and parent education specialists.  Topics include:
* The vital role of parents in children's lives
* Cooperative parenting
* Pitfalls for parents to avoid
* Understanding children's needs
* Supporting children when parents live apart

The For the Children program for NEVER MARRIED parents is held at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston one weekend each month.  You must attend one Friday evening class and one Sunday afternoon class to receive the certificate for the Probate and Family Court.   

Part A - FRIDAY Evening 7:00 - 9:30 PM          Part B - SUNDAY Afternoon 1:00 - 3:30 PM
(Yawkey Building, 4th Floor Conference Suite 4A)

Important Information:

  • Each parent must attend both sessions in entirety to obtain the certificate of completion for the Court
  • Both parents with children in common may not attend sessions at the same time together
  • Children may not accompany parents
  • eligibility criteria for the registration fee ($100 per person) to be paid by a Federal grant through the Court and Department of Revenue:
    1. One of the parents has more time of custody of the child(ren) than the other parent; and,
    2. paternity has already been established at the Hospital or Town Hall on a voluntary basis, or else by the Court 
  • pre-registration for attendance is required
  • the Court docket number also must be brought and provided, and a participant evaluation form must be completed at the end of the classes, for the fee to be paid by the Federal grant

 Note:  All sessions begin on time.  Parents arriving late will need to reschedule.

Boston-MGH Parenting Education for Never Married Parents


January 3 & 5
February 7 & 9
March 7 & 9
April 4 & 6
May 2 & 4
June 6 & 8

If you have questions or require additional information related to the program at this location, please e-mail [email protected] or call (978) 887-6342.

How do I register?

At the door:  To register at the door, simply arrive within 30 minutes prior to the class start time to complete the registration form.  Provide your completed registration form to the on-site coordinator. 

Pre-Register Online:  Complete and submit the online registration form.  You will be sent a confirmation of your registration by e-mail or mail.  Provide your confirmation and full registration form to the on-site coordinator up to 30 minutes prior to the first class start time. 


Location & Directions:

Classes are held in the Yawkey Building at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. 

  • By car, exit Storrow Drive at Government Center/Cambridge Street exit (note: on-street parking or parking MGH lots at standard weekend rate with no validation avaialble)
  • By subway, take MBTA Red Line to Charles Street Station
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