Family Support Council sets divorce workshop |

Family Support Council sets divorce workshop

Staff reports

Divorce can be one of the most devastating circumstances in life. It’s right up there in the top five of major stresses, including death, money, moving and loss of job.

“It has the ability to alter a person’s sense of oneself forever when not handled properly, not to mention the effects it can have on children,” according to Cary Jackson, parent educator with the Family Support Council.

“If you have found yourself and your children in this dire situation and you are full of questions with no seemingly good answers on how to get through this time of extreme stress, let us offer you some assistance,” Jackson said.

The Family Support council is offering classes to help meet the needs of people thrown into this state of affairs. The workshop will deal with topics, such as “Stages of Loss and Grief,” “How to Deal with Anger,” “Communicating with the Other Parent,” “Games Adults and Children Play” and “Custody Issues.”

The two-day workshop is on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Child care is available on the premises at no charge. There is a $20 cost for materials.

For additional information or to register, stop by the office at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, call 782-8692, or visit the Web site at

The divorce workshop is sponsored by Title XX and Nevada Children’s Trust.