Between Two Homes Class [Zoom]


The Between Two Homes®:Making Two Homes Work Parenting Education and Family Stabilization course is read aloud to give you the option to read or listen, and utilizes videos, short quizzes, and interactions to bring the course to life. Information is up to date and is designed to be entertaining and educational. Videos are presented in two formats, professionals discussing co-parenting and role play videos showing examples of mistakes made and better ways to handle situations with the children.


Class will be held from 9:00am until 1:00pm at 4401 Westown Parkway, Suite 218, in West Des Moines, Iowa




To protect everyone’s health and safety, we will be providing this class via Zoon until further notice.  After you register, please watch your email for the Zoom link for the class. 

The Between Two Homes®- Making Two Homes Work class was developed by Bradley S. Craig, LMSW-IPR, CFLE when he worked for the local Domestic Relations Office with the input of local Texas Judges, who appear in the videos used in the course.  The course is dedicated to helping families transition during changes and meet the needs of children growing up between two homes, which includes children being raised by never married parents, divorced or divorcing parents, same sex parents, and other relatives raising children between two homes. Judges, attorneys, custody evaluators, mediators, and mental health professionals assisted in creating the psycho-educational course content and are included in some segments of the course. The class is approved in the Fifth Judicial District of Iowa to meet the criteria of a mandated co-parenting(divorce) education course.

Part 1- The Adults

Focuses on adult issues related to co-parenting and keeping children out of the conflict.

Topics covered include:

  • You
  • The Victim Mindset
  • Domestic Violence
  • Working with the Other Household
  • Extended Family/Significant Others
  • Suggestions for Co-parenting
  • Grief
  • Improving Communication and Conflict Disengagement
  • Alternative Dispute Options
  • Family Friendly Language vs. Legal Language

Part 2- The Children

Focuses on child development and the needs of children growing up in two homes.

Topics covered include:

  • Children’s Stages of Development
  • Creating the Dual Home Environment
  • Parenting Time
  • Talking to the Children
  • Children’s Grief
  • Mistakes Made in Involving Children
  • Co-parenting Vocabulary
  • Benefits of Co-parenting
  • Alienating Behaviors

This course credit is 4 hours long.  Classes are held on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Room 218 of the Neptune Building, located at 4401 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Parking is available on the north side of the building.

Additional information

Available Class Dates

December 7th 2019, December 21st 2019, January 4th, January 18th, February 1, February 15th, March 7th, April 4th, April 18th, May 2nd, May 16th, June 6th, June 20th, July 11th, August 8th, August 15th, September 12th, October 3rd, October 24th, November 7th, November 21st, December 5th, December 19th

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