Important Information:
  • Each parent must attend both sessions in entirety to obtain the certificate of completion for the Court
  • Both parents may not attend sessions at the same time together
  • Children may not accompany parents
  • A parent may register either at the door during the half-hour before the course or may make advance registration (see registration instructions provided for each location by accessing the links above).
  • The full registration fee is $80 per person for the two sessions.  Payment may be made only by money order or cash.  Checks are not accepted.  If applicable and approved in advance by the Court in some special cases the full fee may be waived.  In these special cases, the $5 fee must be submitted along with the Court-approved waiver document at the time of registration

Classes are held monthly in Boston, Danvers and Newburyport.  For schedules, directions, registration, and additional information, please click on the location of interest:

Boston - Massachusetts General Hospital
Tufts Medical Center

Family Healthy Choices

A nonprofit agency dedicated to helping families meet their needs and embrace their opportunities.

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Parent Education Program for Divorcing Parents

What is Family Healthy Choices?

The Family Healthy Choices program is a five hour (two-session) educational program for parents about the effects on children of separation or divorce.

The program provides opportunities for participants to develop a conceptual understanding of the emotional stages experienced by children and adults during the divorce process, the impact of parental reponse and behaviors on their children, and how the developmental needs of children may effect their emotional and behavioral response to this transition in the life of their family.  

Participants are provided specific strategies to increase their skills in conflict management, negotiation, and effective communication with both the other parent and their children.  The curriculum also includes opportunities for participants to explore common areas of conflict for divorcing parents and to learn effective strategies for addressing these concerns. 

Click HERE to see the full program summary overview. 

Who Teaches the Course? 
The Program is facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are specifically trained to present this curriculum. To learn more about the faculty, please visit the "Meet the Team" page.