Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Parenting After Separation (PAS) (British Columbia)

Province/Territory
British Columbia

Type of service
Parent Education and Information

Services offered
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:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice/who-can-help/pas/do-i-have-to-take-pas
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
Ongoing service

Department responsible
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.

Location(s)
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 ]

Language(s)
English. The online course is also available in Chinese and Punjabi.

Publications/information
Please refer to the following Web site for links to the Parenting After Separation Handbook in English, French, Chinese and Punjabi.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice/who-can-help/pas/more-info

Costs
No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Provincial Court (Family) Rules (for mandatory requirement).

Contact person(s)
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:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/divorce/family-justice/who-can-help/pas/more-info

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