Coparenting Services

Coparenting Services is an endeavour within the Foundation for Social Welfare Services which was launched in 2017 with the aim of educating parents who are either already separated/divorced or in the process of separation, with practical skills for the upbringing of their children. 

The aim of this course is to help parents address difficulties encountered due to the separation, both as individuals as well as parents. This programme tackles specific themes with the purpose of safeguarding the children’s interests at the forefront of the training. One of the biggest hurdles for separated parents to overcome is how to better the communication between them in order to ensure that the needs of the children is always their top-most priority. The course participants also have room to talk about the impact that the separation has on their lives and are also given the opportunity to learn how to take better care of themselves. 

The ultimate aim of this programme is for parents to help their children understand the separation process, both on the emotional and practical levels and to better the communication ​of both parents with their children and with the other parent, for everyone’s best interest. 

All past participants who attended these group sessions recount the immense help they received – not only do they learn new skills and expand their knowledge on their children’s needs, but they also find support from professionals and meet other individuals who are going through a similar experience. 

Whoever is interested in attending the programme will go through a screening process where the goals the participant wishes to reach are discussed. The programme takes place over six weeks, with six group meetings of three hours each, which are led by professionals trained in this area. Two parallel group sessions take place, with the parents attending different group meetings. 

Those interested in applying are urged to contact the “Coparenting Service” by calling 22959000 or via email at coparenting@gov.mt.