Divorce & Parent Plan
This counseling program has been developed with a goal of assisting divorced parents with processing issues of divorce as individuals and with their children. Such issues will include the concept of divorce, living in separate households, visitation, how to discuss divorce with your child, discussion of finances in front of your children, and maintaining and a positive parenting environment.
Currently, this program is mandated by the Family Court Judge in the 13th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois (Rule Series 900), which has been in effect since July 1, 2006. Parents will be assigned to this program in order to receive education in addressing problems and issues of the effects of divorce on their children.
Such services will be offered by a qualified mental health counselor with at least 2-4 years of experience in the field.
Parents will have the option of choosing two, 2-hour sessions that will be offered in the evening Monday through Thursday (5:30- 7:30 p.m.) and on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:00- 11:00 a.m. The program schedule is as follows:
Monday: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00- 11:00 a.m. 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00- 11:00 a.m.
Each applicant ordered to this program will be asked to complete a registration form that will be available at the court house and at the Calhoun Medical & Professional Complex.
Such forms can be faxed to my standard location at 815-434-6647. Participants can call to register at 815-228-9276. This standardized registration system will allow applicants to have convenient access to these services.