For the Children (FTC)

***  Program is NO longer available  ***

For The Children is a supportive parent education program, open to the public, that focuses on the needs of children of never-married parents. The program is two 2-1/2 hour long sessions and is held in the evenings. Topics include:

  • The vital role of parents in children’s lives
  • Pitfalls for parents to avoid
  • Understanding children’s needs
  • Cooperative parenting
  • Supporting children when parents live apart

A male/female team of child development and parent education specialists leads the program. The program consists of video clips, group discussions, and short presentations.

Please read all of the information below about registration, payment, schedules, and requirements.

Register by Mail

Download, print and fill out this registration form to enter the FTC program.

If you are required to pay for the program, pay via Paypal or send your check via USPS.

If you have obtained a fee waiver, you must mail it in with a $5.00 payment and your registration form.

Register Online – Step 1

To start online registration, please select one of the below answers about child custody:

Important Information for FTC Sessions

Resources for FTC Parents

Also in preparation for our classes and to better support you and your children, FTC registrants are asked to log onto the website and complete the program.

This highly acclaimed educational and motivation resource will guide you to greater clarity on issues related to our workshop.

Upon conclusion of this online program, a certificate of completion can be printed which can be submitted to the courts documenting your participation in the web-based aspect of our training.

FTC Manual

Family Relations Specialty Court (Hampshire County) and click here to visit the Court’s website for more information.

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Want to Start a Parent Ed Program?

Would you like to start a parent education program for never-married parents in your area?

The “For The Children” program manual is available for free as a download and additional materials are available for purchase. Please see this Order Form for available options.

If you have any questions, please submit them to us via email, or call us at 413-586-4597.