Focus on Communication in Separation (FOCIS) course

How to communicate effectively with your child’s other parent or guardian when you don’t live together.

Overview

This course is for parents or guardians who are living apart.

You take it voluntarily and separately from the other party.

Course topics include:

  • how parenting conflict impacts a child’s listening skills
  • definitions of conflict
  • using questions, paraphrases and summarizing techniques
  • conflict styles and the conflict cycle
  • how mindsets affect perceptions and responses to events
  • anger triggers
  • how perceptions affect misunderstandings and communications
  • how to better express your feelings

This 6-hour course is available in:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Fort McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Lethbridge
  • Medicine Hat
  • Red Deer

For more information, read the Focus on communication in separation (FOCIS) fact sheet and the parenting after separation fact sheet.

Registration

Please note that the only programs approved and supported by the Government of Alberta are Parenting After Separation (PAS), Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC) and Focus on Communication in Separation (FOCIS)

To register, email, call or register online at the location where you want to take the course.

Calgary

Register

info@andrealarochelle.com

587-999-9242

Edmonton

Register

pas.focis@the-family-centre.com

780-413-9805

Fort McMurray

780-790-9474

Grande Prairie

780-532-0373

Lethbridge

403-320-4232

Medicine Hat

403-504-8026

Red Deer

403-343-6400