Reducing the stress of a breakup on children
What is A.C.T. – For the Children?
A.C.T. – For the Children (Assisting Children through Transition) is a program designed to educate divorcing or separating parents about the impact of their breakup on their children. The primary goal of the program is to teach parents ways they can reduce the stress of family changes and protect their children from the negative effects of ongoing parental conflict.
Who are the instructors?
The classes are conducted by psychologists, family therapists, social workers, judges, lawyers, and mediators in a classroom setting. Instructors will provide information through lecture, video tape, role-play, and discussion.
What is the program format?
The program consists of two, 3 hour sessions held one week apart. The program will involve lecture, video, and group activities. This program does not provide counseling or support services. Classes are limited to 40 people. Please note, you will not be placed in the same class as the other parent of your child(ren).
Is this program for everyone?
A.C.T. – For the Children may not be appropriate when domestic abuse is present. If you are involved with an abusive partner, you should call the A.C.T. Program
Is there a fee for the program?
The program fee is $100. A $10 non-refundable deposit is required at intake. A sliding scale fee is available for eligible clients. Eligibility will be determined at intake. Acceptable methods of payment are cash or money order only.
Are there any materials provided?
Participants will be provided with a Resource Manual and Handbook for Parents which contains a compilation of places where parents and children can find help and support, a list of helpful reading materials, and informative articles.
When and where are classes held?
Please refer to the confidential enrollment form for a listing of class dates and times. Classes will be held in the St. George neighborhood of
What are the attendance requirements?
You must attend both classes to receive a Certificate of Compliance. Sign-in sheets will be used to ensure compliance.
If you fail to attend a class for which you have registered, you will need to submit a new registration. You will not be registered in another class until all new applicants have first been placed.
Children are not permitted to attend classes.
For More Information or To Register Please Contact:
Telephone (718) 947-4048