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New Hampshire Superior and Family Division Courts
Reducing The Impact
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Parents attending the Child Impact Program will meet with experienced, professional counselors to learn how separation or divorce may affect their children. By the end of the program, you will have a basic understanding of the following issues:

Ways to promote self-esteem in your child during this difficult time
What you can do to help your children adjust
The impact of violence or chronic conflict upon children
Behaviors to avoid
Helpful communication styles
Effective co-parenting skills
How to be a role model
Alternative dispute resolution
Important points to remember

Parents will also learn:

The Stages of Grief and Loss that children may experience
Behaviors which can indicate children are having emotional problems as the result of custody or household situations
Which behaviors should be monitored by parents during each stage of childhood development (Infancy; Toddler; Early Childhood; Middle Childhood; Adolescence)
Events which affect children regardless of their age
How parents can respond to troubling behaviors and events in ways that are helpful
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