Kids in Focus
Course for separating parents

Keeping the kids at the centre

Kids in Focus is a practical course developed for separating parents to navigate through a difficult time for their children

— Available online or in person —

What is Kids in Focus?

At Relationships Australia NSW, we know that parents want the very best for their children. Family separation can be a difficult and painful time for everyone involved and can be particularly challenging for children.

Kids in Focus is a course designed by Relationships Australia NSW for separated parents who want to know more about supporting their children after separation. It is an important and essential component of our service, so it is necessary to complete Kids in Focus online or attend our Kids in Focus group sessions in person prior to attending family dispute resolution (mediation).

This course provides information and valuable insight about children’s experience of separation, and how they can be supported through this time.

Kids in Focus - Online Course now available

Kids in Focus online has been developed to provide a flexible option for parents with busy schedules or who find it easier to learn in a self-paced environment online.

The course is interactive and usually takes an hour and a quarter to complete. It is suitable for most levels of literacy and can be done at a time and place that best suits you. If you require access to a computer, please contact your local Family Dispute Resolution centre to use a computer there.

A digital workbook has been designed to support parents throughout the Kids in Focus course and to be resource that you can refer to in the future. There are opportunities throughout the digital workbook to record reflections and make notes that can be helpful for mediation.

Children need to

  • feel safe and loved by both parents
  • feel it’s OK to love both parents
  • feel that their needs are the priority for both parents
  • not be in the middle of their parent’s conflict

Prefer to complete Kids in Focus in a group setting?

Kids in Focus is also available to be completed in a group setting at one of our Family Relationship Centres.

In person allows you to engage with other parents in a similar situation and gives you a set time in your schedule to complete course.

For more information on our in person sessions for Kids in Focus, please contact 1300 364 277

Cost & Technology

COST: Kids in Focus online course costs $25 per customer and includes all course modules and digital downloadable workbook.

Kids in Focus in person course is free of charge.

TECHNOLOGY: Kids in Focus online is a web-based course and best used on a laptop computer as it is helpful to be able to easily download and access the workbooks for the modules.

No technology or device is required for Kids in Focus in person course.

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