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Mandatory Co-Parenting Seminar

This four hour seminar focuses on children’s unique needs prior to separation, during divorce, and in other family residential changes. Learn about the developmental stages of children, the impact of divorce/separation on children, the grief process, positive ways to communicate with your child’s other parent and much more.

This seminar is approved by the Kitsap County Superior Court and intended for parents involved in divorce, legal separation, or paternity actions. Please visit the Kitsap County Superior Court website to learn more about this court requirement. (see KCLFLR 10, pg. 30 on the court rule document)

Upcoming Classes - Click on a date to register

We are currently in the process of making updates to our website. If you have issues completing your registration online please call us at (360) 698-0968 to complete your registration by phone.

Thursday, Jun. 29 at 5:00 pm

Thursday, Jul. 13 at 5:00 pm

Saturday, Jul. 22 at 8:30 am

Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 am

Thursday, Aug. 17 at 5:00 pm

Effective as of June 28, 2012 parents are no longer allowed to attend the same class.
Classes are not held at our main office. Classes are held in Bremerton and Silverdale. You will receive an email or letter with location information approximately 5 days prior to the class date. If you do not, please call our office at 360-307-6155 for location information. Our phone hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am-3:30pm; our office hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm; and we are closed on holidays.

Pre-registration with payment is required. Registration is on a first come, first served bases. Class size is limited. You may not register at the class. The DRC reserves the right to close registration for each class at our discretion.

 

Three Ways to Register

  • Online: Click on any of the above dates to register using a major credit card.
  • By Phone: If you do not have access to the internet, call our registration line at 360-307-6155. Please have a credit card or debit card ready.
  • By Mail: Click here for a printable registration form.

     

    Safety

    Security of participants is of great importance. We reserve the right to take measures to insure the safety of seminar participants. You will not be admitted to the seminar if you are carrying a weapon or if you appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. You will be asked to leave the seminar if you exhibit behavior that is disruptive or threatening to the participants or facilitators. We reserve the right to exclude anyone whom we believe could affect the safety or comfort of other participants. If you are asked to leave you will not receive a fee refund, we will not transfer your registration fee to another seminar date, you will not receive a certificate of completion, and you may not be allowed to re-register for any of our future seminars.

    Accommodations/Concerns

    We wish to ensure that all participants receive full benefit from the seminar.  If you require any additional accommodations, or if you have any general questions or concerns regarding the seminar, please contact us at (360) 698-0968.

    Fee Information

    The full tuition is $70.00 for participants with a gross monthly income over $2,500 ($30,000 per year). In case of financial hardship, reduced fees are available with proof of income or assistance. Please review the chart below:

    Total Gross Monthly Income:

    Fee:

    $2500 and above

    $70

    $1536 - 2499

    $60 *

    $1251 - 1535

    $50 *

    $1250 and below

    $35 *

    Receiving SSDI or TANF

    $20**

    Fee Waiver by Court

    $0***

    *You must provide proof of income (most recent) to request a fee reduction. Examples of income verification include paycheck stubs, photocopies of child support checks, unemployment checks, SSI or government assistance statement.

    **Requires TANF or SSDI statement.

    ***Requires an order from the Superior Court to waive the fee. Apply in person at the Kitsap County Clerk's office (614 Division Street MS-34, Port Orchard, WA 98366).

    Please email income verification, along with your contact information, to mpc@kitsapdrc.org.

    Rescheduling Policy:

    We will reschedule your seminar class date one time without an additional charge, if you call at least 48 hours (2 business days) in advance of your original class date.  There is a $20 fee each time you reschedule after the first time, or if you give us less than 48 hours notice. If 2 months have passed since original registration date, you must submit a new registration form and pay the full fee. If you fail to show up at class and did not notify us, you must submit a new registration form and pay the full fee. 

    Refund Policy:

    If you cancel at least 48 hours (2 business days) in advance, we will refund your fee minus a $10 administration fee.  If less than 48 hours (2 business days) notice is given, one-half of your fee will be refunded.  No refund will be given if you do not notify us (during business hours) before the class or if you fail to show up at the class. No refund will be given after 2 months (60 days) from the initial receipt of fee.

    Replacement Class Completion Certificates:

    We will reprint a class certificate for a $10 administration fee. The class participant must call our office (360) 307-6155 or stop by our office in Old Town Silverdale to request a replacement.

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