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Parent education programs

A list of court-approved parent education programs across the state, listed by county. To find a parent education program, click on the county where you would like to attend.

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Table of Contents

Barnstable County

S.A.G.E. (Setting a Good Example)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Hyannis Youth & Community Center
141 Bassett Lane
Hyannis, MA  02601
774-487-5386
Contact: Jessica Bois

For the Sake of the Children
Center for Families in Transition
First Church of Christ
136 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
857-373-9011
Contact: Robin Zucker
www.cftclass.org or parentclass@yahoo.com

Berkshire County

Families in Transition
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
333 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 
413-629-1958
Contact: Arline Cooper
Email: arline.cooper@briencenter.org

Bristol County

Family Service Association
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Parents Forever
25 Forest Street
Attleboro, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

Family Service Association
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Parents Forever
101 Rock Street
Fall River, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

Family Service Association
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Parents Forever
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School
250 Foundry Street
South Easton, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

Family Service Association
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Parents Forever
Silver City Mall
Community Room
2 Galleria Mall Drive
Taunton, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

Essex County

Cooperative Co-parenting Approaches (COCOA)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

North Shore Counseling Center
100 Cummings Center, Suite 307E
Beverly, MA
978-922-2280
Contact: Reception Desk 
Lynn Huber, LICSW
Program Director for Parent Education
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

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

Reducing the Effects of Divorce (Spanish & English)
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Cambridge College
280 Merrimack Street
Entrance North B, 5th Floor, Suite 502
Lawrence, MA  01843
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
For a Spanish contact please call: 508-859-8132
www.copetrainings.com

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Grace United Methodist Church
374 Broadway Street
Lynn, MA
Contact: Arthur Baxter
978-266-0234
www.copetrainings.com
copetrainings@gmail.com

Family Healthy Choices Parenting Education
Newburyport High School, Classroom 310
214 High Street
Newburyport, 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

Reducing the Effects of Divorce 
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Grace Church
385 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
Contact: Arthur Baxter
978-266-0234
www.copetrainings.com
copetrainings@gmail.com

Franklin County

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 County

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

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

Hampshire County

Parents and Children in Transition (PACT)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Hampshire County Bar Association
15 Gothic Street
Northampton, 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 County

For the Sake of the Children
Center for Families in Transition
Lesley University
1815 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
857-373-9011
Contact: Robin Zucker
www.cftclass.org or parentclass@yahoo.com

Moving Forward
Life Transitions, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Radisson Hotel
10 Independence Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01824
978-649-6255
Contact: Robert Dimeo
www.lifetransitionsinc.net

Parents Forever
Avidia Bank
17 Pope Street
Hudson, MA 01749
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney

Parents Apart
Lexington Institute
First Baptist Church of Lexington
1580 Mass Avenue
Lexington MA 02420
781-860-0600
Contact: Dr. Paul Bombara

Moving Forward
Life Transitions, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
First Baptist Church
461 King Street
Littleton, MA
978-649-6255
Contact: Robert Di Meo
www.lifetransitionsinc.net

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE 
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
First United Baptist Church
99 Church Street
Lowell, MA 01852
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
Schedules and Registration:
www.copetrainings.com

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

Consider the Children
Divorce Education, Inc
Hampton Inn
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
508-435-4745
Contact: Diane Ferkler or Samuel Chiancola

Parents Apart
Divorce Center, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Eliot Church of Newton
474 Centre Street
Newton, MA  02456
617-614-8020
Contact: Coordinator
www.thedivorcecenter.org

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.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Brandeis University
Olin-Sang Bldg.
Classroom 124
415 South Street
Waltham, MA
617-614-8020
Contact: Coordinator
www.thedivorcecenter.org

Moving Forward
Life Transitions, Inc.

Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Roundenbush Community Center
65 Main Street
Westford, MA 01886
978-649-6255
Contact: Robert Dimeo
www.lifetransitionsinc.net

 

Norfolk County

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
Braintree/Canton
The Divorce Center, Inc. 
Massasoit Community College - Canton Campus, Classroom 301
900 Randolph Street
Canton, MA
Contact:  Coordinator, (617) 614-8020
Monday evenings,   6:45 to  9:15 p.m.
Online registration available at www.thedivorcecenter.org

Focusing on our Children
Divorce Education Services
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Dedham Community House
671 High Street
Dedham, MA
781-237-5064
Contact: Ann Steele
www.divorceeducationservices.com

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

Plymouth County

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

Family Service Association - Parents Forever
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Stop & Shop Conference Room
Cranberry Plaza Shopping Center
2991 Cranberry Highway
East Wareham, MA
508-677-3822
Contact: Sue Roque
www.frfsa.org

Suffolk County

Better Parent
MWI
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
10 Liberty Square, 4th Floor
Boston, MA
617-895-4028
Contact: Josh Hoch
www.better-parent.org

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

Reducing the Effects of Divorce (Spanish & English)
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
East Boston Social Center
68 Central Square
East Boston, MA
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
For a Spanish contact please call: 508-859-8132
www.copetrainings.com

Worcester County

Parents Forever
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

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

Reducing the Effects of Divorce 
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
First Parish Church of Berlin
24 Central Street
Berlin, MA  01503
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
www.copetrainings.com

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

Parents Forever
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Pilgrim Congregational Church
26 West Street
Leominster, MA 01453
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney
www.eastpointservices.com 

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
The Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg & Leominster
365 Lindell Avenue
Leominster, MA 01453
Contact: Arthur Baxter
978-266-0234
www.copetrainings.com
copetrainings@gmail.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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

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

Reducing the Effects of Divorce
CO-PE trainings
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Gardner 7thDay Adventist Church
100 Colony Road
Westminster, MA
978-266-0234
Contact: Arthur Baxter
www.copetrainings.com

Parents Forever
Blackstone Chamber of Commerce
670 Linwood Ave. Bldg. A, Suite 5
Whitinsville, MA 01588
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney

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

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

Parents Forever

Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Clearly Coworking, Inc.
474 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
508-798-6699
Contact: Karen Feeney
www.eastpointservices.com

Reducing the Effects of Divorce (English and Spanish classes)----offering day and night time classes
CO-PE (co-parent education)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Unitarian Universalist Church
90 Holden Street
Worcester, MA
Contact: Arthur Baxter
978-266-0234 
Contacto de clase de español:
Marta Medina
508-859-8132
www.copetrainings.com
copetrainings@gmail.com

Statewide: Online or DVD

KidCare for Co-Parents Interactive DVD available statewide ONLY with Judicial Approval following hearing on Motion to Permit Completion of Parent Education via DVD or Online.

See Standing Order 2-16: Parent Education Program Attendance. 

Contact Person: Marcia Boumil
978-409-9100 (Office)
617-515-1588 (Technical Support
www.parenteducationonline.com

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Last updated: April 25, 2018
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