Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Parenting After Separation For Families in High Conflict (PASHC) (Alberta)

Province/Territory
Alberta

Type of service
Parent Education and Information

Services offered
Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC) is a three hour seminar available to parents in Calgary and Edmonton who have already completed the Parenting After Separation course. Parents may choose to attend or they may be directed by the Court to attend. Parents attend separate sessions. A certificate of completion is issued to participants.

PASHC offers information about the process of separation, how to emotionally disengage from one another and how to identify and renegotiate boundaries. Parents will be encouraged to develop a parallel parenting plan, which can be an effective tool to reduce conflict and minimize the contact between parents.

Course topics include:

  • The Importance of Protecting Children from High Conflict Situations
  • Managing Emotions
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Parallel Parenting Plans
  • Conflict-Reducing skills and strategies

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing

Department responsible
Resolution and Court Administration Services, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

How to access this service
You may contact the program yourself, or a family court counsellor, mediator, lawyer or the Court can refer you. Attendance at the Parenting After Separation program is a prerequisite.

Location(s)
Edmonton
Calgary
[ Service(s) offered ]

Language(s)
English

Publications/information
Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC)

Resolution Services - Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict Manual

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
The Family Law Act

Contact person(s)
http://www.alberta.ca/pashc.cfm

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