C.H.I.L.D. Parenting Classes

C.H.I.L.D. Parenting Classes

Separated or divorced parents required by the Westmoreland County, PA courts to attend court-ordered parenting classes.


For information about C.H.I.L.D. (Children Hurt In Loss through Divorce and Separation) court-ordered parenting classes in Westmoreland County, please call 724-837-5410, or 1-800-544-0227, or email to FSWPChildClasses@fswp.org.

To see the 2017 calendar of C.H.I.L.D. classes, please go here

A fee of $50 per person for the four hour sessions is required two days prior to your scheduled session. No fees will be accepted the day of your scheduled session. No one will be allowed into sessions once they begin.

To register for a class or to pay for your class online, please go here.


When a relationship ends in separation and divorce, the results are often traumatic for the individuals involved. When children are thrown into the mix, a difficult transition becomes that much harder to navigate. Though most children do well in the long term after the initial effects of their parents' divorce/separation have subsided, research has shown that high levels of conflict during and after separation and divorce is associated with poorer adjustment and longer term problems in children throughout their childhood and adult life.

C.H.I.L.D., a cooperative effort of the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas and Family Services of Western Pennsylvania's ParentWISE program, is designed to help parents recognize and respond to the needs of their children during the separation and divorce process. The program assists parents by:

  • transitioning them into the role and duties of co-parenting
  • helping them become more knowledgeable on how the impact of the separation/divorce impacts the child's development, and
  • teaching useful anger management, conflict resolution and communications skills to enhance their ability to parent cooperatively.

The C.H.I.L.D. program was established by the Westmoreland County, PA Court of Common Pleas on February 3rd, 2000 and became effective on April 3, 2000.