Where the real experts, the kids themselves, do the teaching!
I took both the high-conflict and co-parenting courses offered, and found great value in both. It was certainly well worth my time, and I was able to immediately utilize the techniques you taught to reduce the conflict in my divorce process.
-- A Participant
Listen 2 Kids High-Conflict Divorce Online program is a compelling, engaging approach to divorce parenting. Because when children speak, parents tend to listen, the words and images of children, from candid interviews about their parents’ divorce are wrapped around and through the instructional concepts.
The course follows a convenient go-at-your-own-pace format that can be paused if needed. There are several "check-ins" to help users absorb the material, and modules may be repeated as needed. Review questions at the end of the module are designed to integrate the material into the life of the user and their children.
A printable Certificate of Completion is easily downloaded when users finish the course.
Online High-Conflict Class: $38
Experience-Based Course Content
Parents respond to the High-Conflict Class:
"I never realized kids felt that way about their parents not being together."
"The film made me see emotions of real children answering real questions. It was very moving."
"To hear the voice of a child who is going through transition really hit home."
"It opened my eyes about how the kids feel. You tend to forget about their feelings when you are hurt."
"It was powerful and insightful to hear the kids’ views, struggles and needs."
Listen 2 Kids High-Conflict Divorce Online contains five modules:
Keeping Conflict Low: This module introduces and helps identify the various forms of conflict, including lack of cooperation, bickering, shouting, and high conflict situations. Also included are tools for how to avoid and/or move through conflict.
Kids’ Needs: This module is dedicated to sharing the needs of children of divorce. This includes kids’ responses to conflict. Through their stories, the kids tell us what it feels like, they show us the pitfalls and the share the emotional impact of divorce on them, as well as the effects of ongoing parental conflict. The kids share how they can feel at fault, stuck in the middle, or like they are “miniature adults.” They also include modeling and instruction on how parents can “be there” for them, what the rules look like, how to keep children out of the middle of parental conflict and the adjustments that can be made along the way.
High Conflict: This module is specific for the presence of domestic violence (DV) in a family. Discussed material includes the impact of trauma on the brain, the part that drugs and alcohol can play within a DV relationship, and the Adverse Childhood Effects (ACEs) scale. Participants are encouraged to limit communication and when interaction cannot be avoided, tools for communicating.
Film: The High Cost of High Conflict Divorce; Damages through the Lifespan: This 19-minute film features young adults talking about how the high conflict in their families, as children, effects them as adults today. Woven around those adults are the stories of younger children, not so far removed from high conflict marital situations.
New People: This module is an optional module that parents can choose to watch to gather helpful tips on how to introduce new people into a divorce parenting situation