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DATE: November 2, 2001

CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338, or Marilyn Duncan, 901/333-4247

New Law Requires Divorcing Parents to Attend Seminars

According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, one out of every two marriages in the United States ends in divorce and child abuse is escalating at an alarming rate. A new Tennessee law now mandates compulsory participation in a parent education seminar for divorcing parents with minor children.

To help couples comply with this legislation, the Continuing Education Division at Southwest Tennessee Community College has developed a seminar series, Parents, Children and Divorce. The highly interactive classes are designed to teach participants how to identify issues, communicate more effectively and refine decision-making skills.

All of the instructors for the seminars are experts in the areas of psychology and social work. Topics of discussion include: The Divorce Process, Stages of Grief, Typical Reactions, Child Adjustment, and Parent-Child Communication.

The seminar will be presented at Southwest Tennessee Community College's Macon Cove Campus, 5983 Macon Cove, from 5:30 until 9:30 p.m., on November 13, November 29 and December 4. The seminar is part of the College's ongoing efforts to extend programs and services into the community.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is the comprehensive, multicultural, public, open-access college whose mission is to anticipate and respond to the educational needs of students, employers, and communities in Shelby and Fayette counties and the surrounding Mid-South region. STCC offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; Associate of Applied Science degrees for immediate career entry into technical, business, service, education, and allied health fields; and Technical and Academic certificates to prepare individuals for entry level positions in the marketplace.

For additional information about the seminar, call the STCC Continuing Education Division at 901/333-4207.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.