For The Kids' Sake Parenting Seminar
6330 195th St SW • Lynnwood, WA 98036 • (425) 977-4767 • E-Mail
For The Kids' Sake Seminar
By order of Snohomish County Superior Court Local Rule, seminar attendance is mandatory for all parents involved in divorce, paternity or custody proceedings filed after September 1, 1994.
For the Kids’ Sake seminars are provided through a contract with Snohomish County Superior Court to satisfy this mandatory requirement. Seminars are scheduled four times each month at various Snohomish County locations.
The purpose of this seminar is to help parents understand how children are affected by separation and parental conflict. Seminar topics include:
- How to protect my child from parental conflict
- How to recognize when divorce/separation is affecting my child
- How to communicate better with the other parent
- How to get further help if I or my child needs it
The Facilitators are masters level therapists and have extensive experience helping children and families with difficulties related to separation and divorce.
Visit our registration page for detailed registration information
Visit our schedule page to view the latest schedule of Snohomish County Parenting Seminars.
Visit our resource page for a list of local community resources available to you
You Must Pre-Register by Mail
You must pre-register by mail. No money is collected on site.
Seminars are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early registration is encouraged, especially if your work schedule requires requesting time off.
Each parent must submit a completed registration form. You will be scheduled to attend a seminar separate from the other parent, unless both parents submit a written statement requesting joint attendance.
Class dates and locations vary each week. Visit our schedule page to see latest schedule of Snohomish County Parenting Seminars. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation notice with the seminar date, time and directions to the site.
Upon completion of the seminar, you will be given a certificate, which must be returned to your attorney for filing with the court (if you are acting pro se, you must file it yourself).
- Complete the registration form.
Each parent/party must complete a registration form. The name of the other parent/party is required. You will be scheduled to attend a seminar separate from the other party, unless both parties submit a written statement requesting joint attendance.
- Obtain a money order or cashier's check, payable to For the Kids’ Sake.
The fee for the class is on a sliding scale based on net monthly income. Net income is determined by deducting taxes and social security from your gross income. Do NOT subtract any other deductions or payment to determine your income.
Net Monthly Income
of Parent From All Sources*
$3,501 and above $125 $2,501 to $3,500 $100 $2,001 to $2,500 $70 $1,501 to $2,000 $40 $0 to $1,500 $10
* Income sources include: wages, child support, DSHS and/or any government income.
- Provide proof of income, if needed.
If you pay less than the full $125 fee, you must send in verification that you fall within the income bracket for the fee that you do pay. Verification of one month's income is sufficient. It can include pay stubs, child support checks, welfare or DSHS paperwork, unemployment or disability paperwork, or a signed, hand-written financial declaration if you have no income.
- Mail your items (registration form, fee & proof of income, if needed) to our Lynnwood address.
Registration closes 72 hours prior to a seminar, so please mail your registration as soon as possible.
If you cancel at least 72 hours in advance, we will refund your fee minus a $10 processing fee. If less than 72 hours notice is given, one-half of the fee will be refunded. No refund will be given if you do not notify us before the class or if you do not show up. (No refund will be given after 4 months from the initial receipt of fee.)
We will reschedule your seminar one time for free if you call at least 72 hours in advance. There is a $10 fee each time you reschedule after the first time, or if you give us less than 72 hours notice. If 4 months have passed since original registration date, you must submit a new registration form and pay the full fee.
We wish to ensure that all participants receive full benefit from the seminar. If you require any additional accommodations, a translator/interpreter, or if you have any general questions regarding the seminar, please contact us at 425-977-4767 or by e-mail.
A security officer is on site at each seminar to assure the safety of all participants and appropriate participation.
Children are not allowed at the seminar, so please make any necessary childcare arrangements.
Seminar Registration Form
You can view and print out a copy of the registration form for the Snohomish County Parenting Seminar (“For The Kids’ Sake”) from our website. If you do not have access to a printer, you can request the form to be sent to you, or you may pick one up at the Snohomish County courthouse.
Hard copy registration forms must be mailed to us with payment. We are not able to provide online registration processing at this time.
Seminar registration closes 72 hours prior to a seminar, so please mail your registration as soon as possible.
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Parenting Help Line 800-932-4673 www.parenttrust.org
Puget Sounds Autism Service, LLC www.psautism.com, 206-617-2131
The Arc, advocates for the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities www.arcsno.org, 425-258-2459
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