Online Parent Information Program
This is an Online version of the Parent Information Program provided in conjunction with the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. The Parent Information Program is a mandatory class required by the state of Arizona for parents of minor children going through divorce, separation, paternity or post-decree litigation. The class will address the impact and emotional effects of divorce and family disruption on children and how parents can help their children through this often difficult time.
DOES THIS CLASS MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA?
Yes! We are a local Arizona business and have been providing the Parent Information Program for over 20 years in conjunction with the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. This course meets the requirements of the mandatory class required by the state of Arizona for parents of minor children going through divorce, separation, paternity or post-decree litigation.
– When you have completed the course we automatically upload your certificate of completion to the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County within 48 hours.
– If your case was filed outside of Maricopa County but within Arizona you will be able to print out your certificate of completion and submit it in your county.
WILL OTHER STATES ACCEPT THIS CLASS?
This class was designed for the state of Arizona but all states will accept it. You will want to make sure it meets the requirements of the state you filed in. Some states require a six hour class and others require a four hour class. Most of the required topics are the same. You can download our class outline in the resource section and compare it to the requirements of the state in question.
HOW DOES THE ONLINE CLASS WORK?
The online class takes approximately 4 hours to complete. The class is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and you can work on completing it as you have time (after work, on the weekend, in the morning before you start you day, etc.). You will be granted access to the course immediately after registering and paying for the class.
There are several ways to complete the online class:
You can sit down and complete the class start to finish in about four hours and be done with it.
You can sit down and complete the class in four hours but come back to the web site over the next 30 days, looking at material that applies to your situation and interact with the instructors by e-mail.
You can work on the class gradually over a period of 30 days, allowing yourself time to think about the activities and incorporate some changes into your lifestyle and explore the links and resources.
HOW DO I PAY FOR THE CLASS?
We accept Mastercard, Visa and Pay Pal. You will be granted access to the course immediately after registering and paying for the class.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD?
If you do not have access to a credit or debit card, you can send us a money order or cashier’s check made out to Families in Transition. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to pay with a money order or cashier’s check. We will provide you with instructions on how to complete the transaction and then grant you access to the class. Please allow 10 business days for this transaction.
DO YOU ACCEPT COURT DEFERRAL OR WAIVER OF FEES?
If you have a deferral or waiver for the class from Maricopa County in Arizona we will accept them. When you register for the class you will be asked if you have a deferral or waiver. If you say yes you will be able to upload a copy of your waiver or deferral form. Once we review your uploaded form we will contact you via email with how to access the class. Please allow 48 hours for your form to reviewed and access to be granted.
The course covers all of the topics required by the State of Arizona. Topics include but are not limited to:
– Effects of Divorce and Separation on Adults and Children
– Children’s Reactions to Divorce
– Options and alternative to Divorce
– Resources to support you and your family
– Harmful Effect of Conflict, Abuse and Domestic Violence
– Harmful Parent Behaviors and Attitudes
– What Is Domestic Violence?
– How Fighting Differs from Conflict Resolution
– How Children are Harmed When Parents Fight Verbally and/or Physically
– Notification requirements of A.R.S. SECTION 25-403.0S(C)
– Co-Parenting Questions as Never-Married Parents
– Helpful Parent Behaviors and Attitudes
– Enhancing an Effective Parent-Child Relationship During Your Parenting Time
– Financial Support
– Communication and Co-parenting Skills
– How to Communicate and Resolve Parenting Issues with the other parent
– Styles of Socioemotional Parenting
– Guidelines for emotionally healthy parenting
– Developing a Parenting Plan
– Profile of a Resilient Child
– Factors Which Contribute to Healthy Adjustment for Children
– Basic Arizona family court procedures and the legal process of divorce
– Options Available for Mediation