Families In Between
CASTLE's Families In Between Program, a five hour parent education and family stabilization course approved by the Florida’s Department of Children & Families, and satisfies Florida's State Statutes (S. 61.21), is COA accredited program for divorcing or separating parents who have minor children. The curriculum utilized in this program is called Children In Between. Participants who take this class are also involved in either legal or physical separation and/or are facing custody issues. The program focuses on making the transition from marriage to divorce with minimum trauma to your children.
Through lecture, video and open discussion, parents will:
Recognize the effects on children caught in the middle of parental problems and conflicts and learn new skills and apply them to their own situation
Topics covered include
Using Children to Carry Message
Long Distant Parenting and Children’s Resistance to Visitation
Put Downs of the other parent
Changes in your Economic Situation
The Period of Adjustment
Establishing a Co-Parenting Relationship
Helping Your Child to Adjust, and New Family Structures
Quizzing/Questioning Children about the other parents life
Nearly 1,000 parents participate in this program each year throughout the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee County. Many judges do not accept the online course and therefore it is recommended that parents participate in this Families In Between course. A certificate is provided to all participants who complete the full seminar.
Families In Between Program
Cost: * $50.00 per class
* To lock in a space for the class, it is preferred that you register online on this website. You can register on the day of class BUT you must have $50.00 cash (exact change), a picture ID and arrive 15 minutes early at the class site. Without payment, you can still attend, BUT you will not receive a certificate until full payment has been received. You can early register at the Indian River, Martin, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee County Offices during business hours or especially here online on our website 24 hours prior to class. Checks are accepted BUT must have 10 days to clear the bank before class date. Master Card, Visa and debit cards accepted only at the CASTLE Main Office at 3525 West Midway Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981 up to 24 hours before class or during registration online here on our website. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 772-465-6011 (CASTLE Main), 772-461-0863 (St. Lucie), 772-781-4510 (Martin), 772-567-5700 (Indian River) or 863-467-7771 (Okeechobee).