Navigating Family Change is a 4-hour seminar for parents who are going through a divorce or separation. Most of the time, a judge has ordered them to the seminar or their attorney, or someone else, has recommended they take it voluntarily. Anyone can attend the seminar, however, those with court orders will be prioritized. Due to in-person restrictions caused by COVID-19, the courts have requested we provide the seminar via online video conferencing in order to accommodate those who need to expedite their court cases. Our online version is the same as the in-person seminar, except that participants can attend from home/work via the Zoom platform and the workbook is distributed to participants as a PDF file.

Register to Attend the DeKalb County Online Seminar

This page has been set up specifically for DeKalb County, Georgia, court cases and residents, with dates and times that correspond to the regularly scheduled in-person classes for the remainder of 2020. Up to 30 participants can attend each class. Once the limit is reached, the class will be closed and will no longer appear on the menu. If you do not have a DeKalb County case, please email and she will direct you to other options to register for Navigating Family Change online or in person.

What will I learn?

The seminar focuses on the developmental needs of children, with emphasis on fostering the child’s emotional health during periods of stress. The program is informative, supportive, and directs people desiring additional information or help to appropriate resources. The course content includes:

  • Responding to Children — how to talk to them to assist in their emotional adjustment to parental separation; and so they can stay out of the parental conflict, preserve their self-esteem, and simply be children
  • Affects on the Family — the emotional impact on each parent after separation and how it affects the children
  • Grief Process — how to recognize the stages of grief in self and family members; and how to respond to family members in the different grief stages
  • Co-Parenting — the importance of approaching co-parenting realistically and setting appropriate boundaries to minimize conflict
  • Child Development — considering the above subjects given the various stages of child development


If you have a fee waiver, please email it to at least 7 days prior to the class you want to attend, and you will be registered for the class manually.


Choose a date, provide your full name, email, and court case number (if you have one), and pay through PayPal. You are NOT registered until you complete the payment process.

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NOTE: After payment, you will be redirected to the success page with all instructions needed. You will NOT receive a Zoom link until the day prior to the class you registered for. If, for some reason, you are not redirected to the instructions page, you may access it here:

Canceling your paid reservation or changing the date

Once you have made a reservation for a particular class and have paid the $50 fee, you will not be able to change the date unless you first request a full refund. Requests for refunds must be emailed to the below address no less than 48 hours prior to the class time. Cancellation requests less than 48 hours prior to class time will not be honored. Once the refund has been process, you can then re-register for another date. Therefore, we request that you take care to choose the right date for you since you will not be able to change dates quickly, and you could miss out on a particular class you desire to attend. If you desire to request a refund because you do not want to attend the class after all, or you want to change dates, you must email with your request. It may take 5-7 business days to receive confirmation of your refund.