Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce

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Upcoming Seminar Dates:

Friday, July 26, 2024, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This Will Occur via Distance through Zoom 


Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce is a video-based seminar designed to minimize the emotional damage that parents cause to their children during and after a divorce. The seminar provides parents with the skills necessary to make child-focused decisions. Parents learn that their behaviors and choices determine how their child will ultimately adjust to the divorce. This seminar is designed to educate parents about children’s divorce issues and the need to value their co-parent and understand the importance of communication between homes. It explores these issues by incorporating skill development, application, and small-group discussion. The seminar is suited for parents and guardians who co-parent their children. These could be individuals filing for divorce who have already divorced or have never been married. Shanna Moke, MA, CFLE, and Melanie Vanderpol-Bailey, LICSW-PIP, facilitate the Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce seminar. The seminar is six hours in length. 

The Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce seminar benefits children by:

•  Reducing their symptoms of stress as parental conflict decreases
•  Diminishing their sense of being caught in loyalty binds
•  Creating a more relaxed home environment, allowing for easier adjustment
•  Increasing the likelihood of keeping two active parents in their lives
•  Enhancing their self-esteem by creating an optimal environment for growth

The Crossroads of Parenting & Divorce seminar benefits parents by:

•  Alerting them to the emotional abuse associated with family separation
•  Teaching effective communication and conflict-resolution skills
•  Helping them recognize the bond that a child has with both parents
•  Fostering sensitivity to the child’s needs
•  Focusing on present child-rearing issues rather than on past marital issues

Shanna Moke and Melanie Vanderpol-Bailey will guide parents through five preventative steps:

Step 1: Keep your Child Out of the Middle
Step 2: Allow Your Child to Love Both Parents
Step 3: Work on Your Own Recovery
Step 4: Create New Communication Patterns   
Step 5: Develop a New Role as Co-Parent

Cancellation policy

A 24 hour cancellation notification is required. If you provide proper notification, a $50 cancellation fee will apply. If you do not provide a 24 hour cancellation notice or do not appear for the class, your registration fee is non-refundable. To avoid a cancellation fee, you may transfer your registration to another date for no charge.


Resolutions Counseling & Mediation

The program facilitators are Shanna Moke, MA, CFLE and Melanie VanderPol-Bailey, MSW, CSW-PIP. Shanna Moke is a Certified Family Life Educator. She is a qualified Custody and Parenting Time Mediator and has been certified to conduct Custody Evaluations/Home Studies and Parenting Coordination. Shanna has worked for Hennepin County Family Court Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota prior to starting private practice in Sioux Falls in 2010. Shanna owns and operates Resolutions for Families, LLC and Resolutions Counseling & Mediation which offers services to divorcing and never-married parents. Melanie VanderPol-Bailey is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with over 15 years of experience working with children and families. Melanie currently works at River Counseling Services, a satellite clinic of Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Platte SD. Melanie provides therapy, forensic services and consultation to children and adults. Melanie also works part-time as a medical social worker for Avera McKennan at Avera Mitchell Dialysis. Melanie has over 10 years of combined experience working in both law enforcement and child protection services in Colorado Springs. Questions: Contact Shanna Moke at (605) 370-4871 or Melanie Vanderpol-Bailey at (605) 680-5066.

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