Please Note: You may attend a program in any of the listed counties, regardless of where your case is filed, but the parents of the same child may not attend the same program.

 

On-Line Parent Education Programs are generally NOT accepted in Massachusetts with the following exception: An alternative option to meet the Parent Education requirement may be utilized in situations where a waiver may other wise be ordered by the Court.

 

The Court may waive the attendance requirement upon motion, with notice, for one or both parties. A Motion to Waive Attendance at a Parent Education Program must be presented by the party seeking a waiver. The reason the party is alleged to be unable to participate in a program in person must be included in the motion. You may obtain forms at www.mass.gov/courts/forms.

 

The use of a DVD program entitled KidCare for Co-Parents: An Educational Program for Divorcing Families is available at the same cost as all other programs when a judge is considering a waiver. The multimedia, interactive program, when completed, will provide the user with a Certificate of Attendance which must be provided to the Court.

 

While the Court does not consider this DVD to be the optimal means of satisfying the Parent Education Program attendance requirement, it may be a reasonable alternative when a judge determines attendance in person at a Parent Education Program is not possible in situations such as incarceration, extended hospitalization, extended military service, or residence outside of Massachusetts by one of the parties.


Please see Standing Order 2-16: Parent Education Program Attendance

Parent Education Programs By County


Barnstable

“Set a Good Example” (SAGE)
206 Breeds Hill Road
Hyannis, MA
508-775-0275
Contact: Donna Davis

For the Sake of the Children
Center for Families in Transition
Sandwich Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA
857-373-9011
Contact: Robin Zucker
www.cftclass.org or parentclass@yahoo.com

Parents Apart
Mass. Bay Counseling
Hyannis Elks Lodge 1549
852 Bearses Way
Hyannis, MA
617-786-3027
Contact: Mass Bay Counseling
 


Berkshire

Families in Transition
Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
333 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 
413-499-0413
Contact: Kristen Huff


Bristol

Parents Forever
Family Service Association
Kennedy Donovan Center, Inc.
25 Forest Street
Attleboro, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

 

Parents Forever
UMASS Dartmouth, Main Building
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

 

Family Service Association
Silver City Mall
Community Room
2 Galleria Mall Drive
Taunton, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

 

Family Service Association
Stonehill College
16 Belmont Street
Easton, MA.
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org
 


Dukes

Parents Apart
111 Edgartown Road
Oak Bluffs, MA
508-693-7900 ext. 225
Contact: David Araujo
www.mvcommunityservices.com
 


Essex

Divorce Workshops, LLC
Divorce and Its Impact on Children’s Development
10 Church St
Lynn, MA
978-907-3084
Contact: Dina Guay
www.divorceworkshops.org

 

Divorce Workshops, LLC
Divorce and Its Impact on Children’s Development
385 Essex St
Salem, MA
978-907-3084
Contact: Dina Guay
www.divorceworkshops.org

 

Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness (PEACE)
North Shore Counseling Center
900 Cummings Center, Suite 324-S
Beverly, MA
978-922-2280
Contact: Carol or Bob 
Dr. Laurence Kelly
www.nscc-inc.com

 

Family Healthy Choices Parenting Education
Peabody Inst. Library (Danvers Town Library)
Gordon Room
15 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 
978-887-6342
Contact: Jill Levine
www.familyhealthychoices.org

 

Putting Children First
Family Service of Merrimack Valley
Merrimack College (McQuade Library)
North Andover, MA
978-327-6650
Contact: Rosey Gonzalez
www.fsmv.org

 

Family Healthy Choices Parenting Education
Newburyport High School, Classroom 310
214 High Street
Newburyport, MA 
978-887-6342
Contact: Jill Levine
www.familyhealthychoices.org

 

Positive Co-Parenting in Difficult Times
Psychotherapy Associates of North Reading
Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliot Street
Haverhill, MA
978-664-2566, ext. 5
Contact: Dr. Donna Whipple
www.panr.net
 


Franklin

Families in Transition (FIT)
Franklin County Bar Association
Franklin Medical Center
164 High Street
Greenfield, MA
413-773-9839
Contact: Christine Baronas
www.franklincountybar.org


Hampden

Parent Education Program
Behavioral Health Network
Agawam Counseling Center
30 Southwick Street
Feeding Hills
Agawam, MA
413-786-6410
Contact: Coordinator

 

Parent Education Program
Behavioral Health Network
Child Guidance Clinic
110 Maple Street
Springfield, MA
413-732-7419
Contact: Coordinator

 

Parents and Children in Divorce
West Springfield Center
246 Park Street
West Springfield, MA
413-737-4718
Contact: John Maloney
www.chd.org

 

Parents and Children in Divorce
Baystate Health
3300 Main Street
Springfield, MA
413-737-4718
Contact: John Maloney
www.chd.org

 


Hampshire

Parents and Children in Transition (PACT)
Hampshire County Bar Association
15 Gothic Street
Northhampton, MA
413-586-4597
Contact: Rebecca Ryan
www.hampshirebar.org

 

CHD's Parents and Children in Divorce Program (PACD)
offered bi-monthly at Mary Lane Hospital
85 South Street
Ware, MA
413-737-4718
Contact: John Maloney
www.chd.org
 


Middlesex

Divorce Workshops, LLC
Divorce and Its Impact on Children’s Development
7 Concord Rd
Billerica, MA
978-907-3084
Contact: Dina Guay
www.divorceworkshops.org

 

Divorce Workshops, LLC
Divorce and Its Impact on Children’s Development
15 Mammoth Rd
Lowell, MA
978-907-3084
Contact: Dina Guay
www.divorceworkshops.org

 

Divorce Workshops, LLC
Divorce and Its Impact on Children’s Development
355 Franklin St
Melrose, MA
978-907-3084
Contact: Dina Guay
www.divorceworkshops.org

 

For the Sake of the Children
Center for Families in Transition
Cambridge College
1000 Mass Avenue
Cambridge, MA
857-373-9011
Contact: Robin Zucker
www.cftclass.org or parentclass@yahoo.com

 

Moving Forward
Life Transitions, Inc.
All Saints Episcopal Church
10 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
978-649-6255
Contact: Robert Di Meo
www.lifetransitionsinc.net

 

Consider the Children
Divorce Education, Inc
Mass Bay Community College
19 Flagg Drive
Framingham, MA
508-435-4745
Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

 

Parents Apart
Lexington Institute, Inc.
3 Millitia Drive
Lexington, MA
781-860-0600
Contact: Dr. Paul Bombara

 

Moving Forward
Life Transitions, Inc.
First Baptist Church
461 King Street
Littleton, MA
978-649-6255
Contact: Robert Di Meo
www.lifetransitionsinc.net

 

Consider the Children
Divorce Education, Inc.
Marlborough High School
431 Bolton Street
Marlborough, MA
508-435-4745
Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

 

Positive Co-Parenting in Difficult Times
Psychotherapy Assoc. Of North Reading
Medford High School
489 Winthrop Street
Medford, MA
978-664-2566 ext. 5
Contact: Dr. Donna Whipple
www.panr.net

 

Positive Co-Parenting in Difficult Times
Psychotherapy Assoc. Of North Reading
E. Little School
7 Barberry Lane
North Reading, MA
978-664-2566 ext. 5
Contact: Dr. Donna Whipple
www.panr.net

 

Parents Apart
Divorce Center, Inc.
West Suburban Chamber of Commerce
84 South Street
Waltham, MA
888-434-8787
Contact: Coordinator
www.thedivorcecenter.org

 

Parents Apart
Divorce Center, Inc.
Brandeis University
Olin-Sang Bldg.
Classroom 124
415 South Street
Waltham, MA
888-434-8787
Contact: Coordinator
www.thedivorcecenter.org

 

Families Divided
DivorceStep
Watertown High School
50 Columbia Street
Watertown, MA
978-443-3262
Contact: Michele Diamond
www.divorcestep.com

 

Families Divided
DivorceStep
First Parish Church
349 Boston Post Road
Weston, MA
978-443-3262
Contact: Michele Diamond
www.divorcestep.com

 

Community Teamwork, Inc.
Main Office Building
Second and Third Floor Classrooms
155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA
978-654-5676
Contact: Gail Fortes
 


Norfolk

Parents Apart
Braintree/Canton
The Divorce Center, Inc. 
Massasoit Community College -  Canton Campus,  Classroom 301
900 Randolph Street,  Canton MA
Contact:  Coordinator, (508) 446-4134,  or
Toll-free:  (888) 434-8787
Monday evenings,   6:45 to  9:15 p.m.
Online registration available at www.thedivorcecenter.org

 

For the Sake of the Children
Center for Families in Transition
Brookline PDHQ
350 Washington Street
Brookline, MA
857-373-9011
Contact: Robin Zucker
www.cftclass.org or parentclass@yahoo.com

 

Parents Apart
Child and Family Psychological Services, Inc.
Dedham Community Associates
671 High Street
Dedham, MA
781-551-0999 ext. 503
Contact: Coordinator
www.cfpsych.org

 

Focusing on our Children
Divorce Education Services
Dedham Community House
671 High Street
Dedham, MA
781-237-5064
Contact: Ann Steele

 

Parents Apart
Child and Family Psychological Services, Inc.
Phillip Coakley Middle School in Library
1315 Washington Street or
Norwood Education Center/Savage Center, 275 Prospect Street
Room 218/219,
Norwood MA
781-551-0999
Contact: Coordinator
www.cfpsych.org

 

Parents Apart
Mass Bay Counseling
Quincy High School
52 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA
617-786-3027
Contact: Mass Bay Counseling

 

The Door is Open Counseling Center
1245 Hancock Street
# 25
Quincy, MA 
781-925-2423
Contact: Joyce Dolberg Rowe
www.doorisopen.net

 


Plymouth

Parents Apart
Mass Bay Counseling
Massasoit Community College
1 Massasoit Avenue
Brockton, MA
617-786-3027
Contact: Mass Bay Counseling

 

Parents Apart
Marvista Psychological Associates
South Shore Vocational High School
Hanover, MA
781-383-0860
Contact: Selma Ingber or Charles Mundhenk

 

The Door is Open Counseling Center
485 Nantasket Avenue
Unit C
Hull, MA
781-925-2423
Contact: Joyce Dolberg Rowe

 

Family Service Association - Parents Forever
Stop & Shop Community Room
Cranberry Plaza Shopping Center
2991 Cranberry Highway
East Wareham, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org
 


 


Suffolk

Family Healthy Choices Parenting Education
Massachusetts General Hospital
Yawkey Building
Suite 4A
Boston, MA 
978-887-6342
Contact: Jill Levine
www.familyhealthychoices.org

 

Family Healthy Choices Parenting Education
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington Street
1stfloor
Stearns Auditorium
Boston, MA 
978-887-6342
Contact: Jill Levine
www.familyhealthychoices.org

 

Better Parent

MWI
10 Liberty Square, 4th Floor
Boston, MA
617-895-4028
Contact: Josh Hoch

www.better-parent.org


 


Worcester

Parents Forever
Pakachoag Church
203 Pakachoag Church
Auburn, MA
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney
www.eastpointservices.com

 

Parents Forever
St. Mary’s School
16 Summer Street
Shrewsbury, MA
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney
www.eastpointservices.com

 

Parents Apart
Family Services of Central Massachusetts
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA
508-756-4646
Contact: Intake Department
www.fscm.org

 

Consider the Children
Divorce Education, Inc.
Relationship Institute @ 6 Melville St.
Worcester, MA
508-435-4745 or 508-853-7373
Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

 

Reducing the Effects of Divorce (Spanish)
CO-PE trainings
Fitchburg Fire Dept.
33 North Street
Fitchburg, MA
508-243-3464
Contact: Marta Medina
www.copetrainings.com

 

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE trainings
Seven Hills Family Support Center
1460 John Fitch Highway
Fitchburg, MA
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
www.copetrainings.com

 

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE trainings
Gardner 7thDay Adventist Church
100 Colony Road
Westminister, MA
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
www.copetrainings.com

 

Consider the Children
Divorce Education, Inc.
Milford High School
31 West Fountain Street
Milford, MA
508-435-4745 or 508-473-4674
Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

 

Parents Forever
Whitin Community Center
60 Main Street
Northbridge, MA
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney

 

Parents Apart
Harrington Memorial Hospital 
Outpatient Behavioral Health
29 Pine Street
Southbridge, MA 
508-765-9167
Contact: Coordinator
www.harringtonhospital.org

 

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE Trainings
Gardner 7 Day Adventist Church
100 Colony Road
Gardner, MA
(978) 266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
www.copetrainings.com
 


STATEWIDE:  

Only With Judicial Approval


KidCare for Co-Parents Interactive DVD available statewide ONLY with Judicial Approval following hearing on Motion to Waive Attendance At Parent Education Program.

See Standing Order 2-16: Parent Education Program Attendance