Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services
Parenting After Separation (PAS) (British Columbia)
Type of service
Parent Education and Information
This program informs parents about the impact of separation and divorce on children, how parents can best help their children and dispute resolution alternatives for parents.
In many locations, most parties to a provincial family court application must complete Parenting After Separation before they appear before a provincial court judge for the first time. Please visit this site to find out more about this court requirement:
More information about Parenting After Separation can be found at: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice/who-can-help/pas
Pilot or ongoing service
Family Justice Services Division, Ministry of Attorney General
How to access this service
You can contact this service yourself or a lawyer, a judge, or a Family Justice Counsellor can refer you.
Offered in person at 8 locations throughout British Columbia. It is also available online. Please refer to the following Web site for an up-to-date list of locations and a link to the online course. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice/who-can-help/pas/more-info
[ Service(s) offered ]
English. The online course is also available in Chinese and Punjabi.
Please refer to the following Web site for links to the Parenting After Separation Handbook in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.
Governing legislation/legislative authority
Provincial Court (Family) Rules (for mandatory requirement).
Please refer to the following Web site a link to an up-to-date list of contact information for locations where Parenting After Separation is offered in person and a link to the online course:
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