Parenting After Separation

Parenting After Separation Workshops (PAS) are free three-hour information sessions that help parents make informed decisions about their separation which consider their children’s best interests. Topics include the impact of separation on children, talking with the kids, decision-making and legal options. Participation is mandatory in some BC communities for separating parents who wish to obtain or change an order in Provincial court. Learn more about PAS sessions. There is also an Online PAS Course.

PAS Finances Workshops provide information and strategies about financial matters for separated parents. Free three-hour workshops are offered in Vancouver and Coquitlam. An Online Course is also available. The in-person sessions and the online course help parents understand how to address the financial issues connected with separating and how to develop business-like strategies for dealing with these issues for the long term.

FamiliesChange.ca is BC’s leading online resource for age-appropriate information about separation and divorce. The site includes three separate guides: Parent’s Guide, Teen Guide and Kids Guide to Separation and Divorce. The guides cover a range of topics, such as: Dealing with Change, Feelings and Emotions, About the Law, and Getting Help.

Family Justice Counsellors: These are are accredited family mediators who are specially trained to help parents settle issues relating to guardianship, parenting time and child support. They also provide emotional support and short-term counselling. Services are available throughout the province at 30+ Family Justice Centres and Justice Access Centres. A service of the BC Ministry of Justice.