DATE: November 2, 2001
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, 901/333-5338, or Marilyn
New Law Requires Divorcing Parents to Attend
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
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.