For the Kids’ Sake Parenting Seminars

Helping parents understand how children are affected by separation and parental conflict

For the Kids’ Sake parenting seminars are provided through a contract with Snohomish County Superior Court to satisfy a mandatory requirement for all parents involved in divorce, paternity or custody proceedings. The purpose of this seminar is to help parents understand how children are affected by separation and parental conflict.

Topics include:

  • How to protect my child from parental conflict
  • How to recognize when divorce and 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

Our facilitators have at least a masters degree and have extensive experience helping children and families with difficulties related to separation and divorce.

Upon completion of the seminar, you will receive a certificate which is to be given to your attorney for filing with the court (or if acting pro se, you must file it yourself). There is no fee to file a certificate.


You must pre-register by mail.

For the Kids’ Sake seminars are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so early registration is encouraged, especially if your work schedule requires requesting time off. You must pre-register by mail. Registration closes 72 hours prior to seminar, so please mail your registration as soon as possible.

No money is collected on site,

Obtain a money order or cashier’s check, payable to For the Kids’ Sake, proof of income (if needed) and submit with your registration form. 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.

Please refer to the registration form for seminar fee schedule. If you pay less than the full $125 fee, you must send in verification that you fall within the income bracket used. Verification of one month’s income is sufficient. It can include pay stubs, child support checks, welfare or DSHS paperwor,, unemployment or disability paperwork, or a signed, hand-written financial declaration if you have no income.

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 an emailed confirmation notice with the seminar date, time and directions to the site. Be sure to check your Junk/Spam folder if you do not receive an email.

No Refunds or Reschedules are processed after four months from the initial receipt of fee.

Refund Policy: 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 is given if you do not notify us before the class or if you do not show up.

Reschedule Policy: 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.

Children are not allowed. Please made any necessary childcare arrangements.

A Security Officer is on site at each seminar to register and assure the safety of all participants.

Additional Accommodations. 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.

You can view and print a copy of the For the Kids’s Sake registration form. 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.

For the Kids’ Sake
6330 195th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

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