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Focus on Communication in Separation

A six hour skill-based course teaching parents how to communicate effectively while living apart. FOCIS aims to enhance the communication skills of parents, reduce parental conflict, and improve long term outcomes for children.

Parents completing the course will be able to decrease tension and stress for themselves and their children by reducing conflict through improved communication and problem solving skills. Parents attend separate groups so each parent has a safe place to learn and practice new skills. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course.

Course topics include:

  • Impact of parental conflict on children
  • Importance of listening
  • Understanding conflict, conflict styles and conflict cycles
  • Effective use of questions, paraphrases and summarizing techniques
  • Mindsets and perceptions
  • Anger
  • “I” statements


  • Sessions are at no cost to the participants, however, you must pre-register.
  • Please do not bring children to the seminar. New spouses, translators, family members and friends must also register if they will be attending with you.
  • A $50 fee will be charged to issue a duplicate certificate.
  • Email address below to request a new certificate.
  • All sessions are held at 2632 24 ST SW in Calgary.

Inquiries only; registration is all online.

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