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 children
  • importance of listening
  • using questions, paraphrases and summarizing techniques
  • understanding conflict, conflict styles and the conflict cycles
  • how mindsets affect perceptions and responses to events
  • understanding anger

This 6-hour course is available in:

  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • 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.


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.


Phone: 587-999-9242
Email: info@andrealarochelle.com


Phone: 780-413-9805
Email: pas.focis@the-family-centre.com

Grande Prairie

Phone: 780-532-0373


Phone: 403-320-4232

Medicine Hat

Phone: 403-504-8026

Red Deer

Phone: 403-343-6400