Assisting Children Through Transition

ACT For the Children is a 4.5-hour course that provides divorcing or separating parents with information and strategies for helping their children and themselves through these difficult family changes.  The goal is to teach parents how to reduce the stress of such a change, parent effectively, and protect their children from harmful effects of ongoing conflict. This program is presented through the volunteer efforts of legal and mental health professionals. 
Please be advised that A.C.T. For The Children-Rochester, NY has incorporated and is no longer affiliated with the Monroe County Bar Center for Education. 2017 enrollment Forms can be found by clicking here or by visiting the 7th Judicial District Court websiteA $100.00 fee is due upon enrollment. Scholarships are available, and may be obtained by completing the scholarship form
The class consists of two components:
Legal Process – Addresses the factors judges consider when making a custody decision, child support, the importance of complying with court orders, and how to resolve issues through negotiation or litigation. 
Parent and Child Well-Being – Examines the impact the breakup has on parents and children, the importance of parents taking care of themselves so they can parent well, how to have a good relationship and support your child, keeping the child out of the conflict with the other parent, and how to interact with the other parent to reduce conflict. 
Classes are taught in downtown Rochester.  The exact location will be given upon confirmation of enrollment. 
There are questions on the form to determine if domestic violence may be present.  If a parent indicates domestic violence may be a concern, the program administrator will contact that parent to offer the opportunity to decide whether or not to attend the program. 
When enrollment is processed, you will be sent a confirmation letter and a map to the class location. 
For more information, please contact 585-615-8032 or email