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The Bridge Institute, a nonprofit formerly known as Better Agreements, Inc., is the premier conflict resolution center in Southwest Virginia. We offer mediation services and more, serving the New River and Greater Roanoke Valleys.  Our mission is to provide efficient, well-designed processes to prevent violence, resolve disputes, cultivate cooperation, and restore relationships.

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Co-parenting is a choice parents make to focus on the needs of their children while parenting from separate homes. Even in the best of circumstances, co-parenting can be difficult due to past hurts and different parenting styles. This four-hour, court-approved parenting class "Two Parents, Two Homes" will equip you with knowledge and skills to co-parent peacefully. You will learn to:

  • Keep children out of parental conflict

  • Clarify parenting responsibilities

  • Identify your child's needs during this transition

  • Reduce and resolve conflict

  • Determine financial responsibilities

  • Improve communication with your children and the other parent

FEE: $50

LOCATION: In-person at the Franklin County library in Rocky Mount, VA or virtually on Zoom.

DATES: Offered once monthly. Select your date during registration.

This was a wonderful alternative to court and the mediator was amazing.  I really am pleased that mediation was offered and it worked great!  Thanks so much!

Court-Referred Client

Exceptional training! I learned new information that can be immediately applied. So much information to be shared ... I wish the training was longer!

Group Training Attendee

I left this training with an arsenal of how to improve my communication with my kids so that my expectations are clear and they know their feelings are important and valid. 

Co-Parent Class Participant

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