Published DateLACONIA — The Family Resource Center of Central New Hampshire, located at 719 No. Main Street, Laconia, is once again offering a free, "Cooperative Co-Parenting" program to families in the Lakes Region. This highly regarded program is typically a three week series, however an additional week on conflict resolution has been added in response to past participants' request for more information.
"Cooperative Co-Parenting" will meet on Wednesdays, January 30, February 6, 13, and 20 from 6-8 p.m. and includes an optional dinner from 5:30-6 p.m. This free, 4-part series is for non-married, separated, or divorced parents and caregivers raising children together who share separate households. Presenters Jay Apicelli, MS, Family Mediator and Human Services Educator, Janice L. McLaughlin, Attorney at Law and G.A.L., and Tammy Emery, Step Ahead Family Support Specialist, Lakes Region Community Services, will cover these topics: coping through separation and transition; skills for dealing with stress and anger; positive communication strategies; how to reduce and resolve conflict, negotiating agreements, and mediation and guardianship.