Families in Transition

Families in Transition is a class (see schedule below) for parents of minor children who are going through a divorce, separation, change of custody, legitimization, or some other change in family structure.

It focuses on co-parenting issues such as how to talk to children and help them adjust to the changes; children's developmental levels and appropriate behaviors; stages of grief; the statistical facts about divorce; finances; the challenges of blended families; resources, including books for children and adults; and other services for families.

Anyone may attend this class, although it is court-mandated for both parents of children 18 and under who are seeking a divorce. The fee for the weekday seminar (Monday-Friday) is $40 per person. The fee for the Saturday seminar is $50. In order to get a certificate of completion (which the court requires), you must have your Civil Action number, which you can find on the legal papers. On the day of the seminar, participants should bring a credit or debit card, cash or money order, and their Civil Action case number. We do not accept personal checks. Classes are held several times a month, with locations in Bibb, and Houston counties. You must call 478-745-2811 to register. Each participant must call the registration line to reserve a space for the class. The reservation line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This seminar is for adults only. No children, please.


PLEASE NOTE:  Currently, all classes will be taught in a virtual classroom setting.  This is subject to change.


Families in Transition Class Schedule



Thursday, January 5 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Tuesday, January 17 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 2 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon IN PERSON

Tuesday, February 28 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. On-line


Thursday, March 16 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon IN PERSON

Tuesday, March 21 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, April 6 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, April 18 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, May 4 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, May 16 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, June 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, June 20 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-Line


Thursday, July 6 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, July 18 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, August 3 – 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, August 15 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  On-line


Thursday, September 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, September 19 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, October 5 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, October 17 – 1:00 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, November 2 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, November 14 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  On-line


Thursday, December 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  IN PERSON

Tuesday, December 19 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  On-line
All IN-PERSON classes will be held at 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Macon, GA 32101 - Peyton Anderson Building in the Juanita Jordan Room. 

Comments from Parents who have completed Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia’s Families In Transition Class

At the end of each class, each parent is asked to complete a confidential survey regarding their experience. One question asks: What was the most interesting or important thing that you learned in the class?

Father, age 22: “Learning about the different stages of what children go through after/ during a divorce.”
Father, age 40: “Children of all ages are affected more than we think or realize.”
Father, age 31: “This class has given me a better mindset on how to handle this new journey in my life.”
Mother, age 42: “I learned to be patient with my children and allow them to express themselves.”