The Mediation Center's Co-Parenting classes (COPE) offers a nationally renowned, child-focused educational seminar for divorcing or separating parents. This 4 hour course is approved in the 17th, 21st & 22nd Judicial Districts in Tennessee (Bedford, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Wayne and Williamson counties) and meets the requirements set forth in T.C.A. Sect. 36-6-408 for a Parent Education Seminar. We further welcome all individuals that could benefit from advice and techniques to help improve their lives as parents. Participants will benefit from a proven curriculum: Transparenting developed by Families First, Inc. and upon attending class will receive their own Workbook (to keep), materials and online resources for further support and a Certificate of Completion. Our course instructors include attorneys, mediators, professional therapists and educators with a dedication to helping families transition peacefully to a new role after experiencing divorce or separation.
Pre-Registration (either by phone or online) is required for all attendees to ensure space is available. Classes are offered in Columbia once every 6 weeks (total duration of 4 hour class).
After completing online "pre-registration" our office will contact you to confirm class availability and your method of payment. The course fee is $55.00 per person and must be paid prior to attending the class. Cash, Checks (made payable to "The Mediation Center"), Debit or Credit cards are accepted. There is an after-hours Drop box available, next to the elevator outside our office.
Childcare is not available and other arrangements need to be made prior to attending. Individuals who cannot afford the course fee may be eligible for free or reduced cost upon finding of indigency by the Court. Please contact our office for details.