The Harris County Domestic Relations Office (DRO) is now offering a variety of Parent Workshops for parties with cases pending or finalized in the Harris County Family Courts.
1. Making A Fresh Start - This 4-hour parent education and family stabilization workshop was developed in-house and meets the requirements of Texas Family Code Sec. 105.009. This workshop is directed toward divorced, separated, or never married parents to provide the tools needed to build positive co-parenting relationships. The workshop will be facilitated by Barbara Lynch Schnack, former Director of Family Court Services, and will be taught in an online in-person format. Free.
2. Visitation Supervisor Training - This 3-hour Visitation Supervisor Training will provide guidance and training for relatives and friends who have been given the task of supervising a parent’s parenting time with their children. In this workshop, the visitation supervisor will learn the basics of their role, including the need to remain neutral, but observant and present at all times. There is no cost.
3. Building New Beginnings - Lastly, the DRO is developing a 12-hour parenting workshop for parents who have struggled to build or maintain constructive co-parenting relationships. This workshop will offer in-depth insights into why conflict persists and why it is necessary for the well-being of both children and their parents to let go and “build a new beginning,” as well as strategies for improved communication and conflict resolution. This course will be offered in an online in-person format, and will also be facilitated by Barbara Lynch Schnack. We anticipate this workshop will be available in Spring, 2023.
All workshops will also be facilitated in Spanish by our qualified DRO staff. Each will be offered on a reoccurring basis based on demand. A certificate of completion will be filed with the Court for parties who attend all sessions. Parties can already register online at www.dro.hctx.net by navigating to the “Parent Workshop” tab.