Are you a currently going through a stressful separation or divorce? Are you embroiled in a custody dispute, with your child stuck in the middle? The P.E.A.C.E. program is an interactive class that helps you understand the court system and make sure you keep yourself and your children healthy while you go through this big change.

Services Workshop Topis:

  • Reducing conflict with your child and the child’s other parent
  • Understanding the court system
  • Custody decisions, child support, and options for handling disputes

What is the program like?

You’ll attend a six-hour interactive class. Don’t worry, we make sure you don’t attend the same session as your child’s other parent! This reduces the potential for stress and conflict. You’ll work alone as well as together with other attendees and the workshop leader to learn and brainstorm solutions. You’ll also get the support of a group of people who know what you’re going through, and documents for navigating the court system.

How do I participate?

This program is open to the general public. Sometimes your attorney or judge might recommend you to attend, or you can choose to participate out of your own personal choice. For upcoming workshop dates, see the calendar below. For more information or to register, call Marlene at 845-473-2500 x1309.

Marlene Taylor


I am the Education and Training Coordinator at MHA Dutchess. I teach numerous parenting classes on special topics which help parents and caregivers to better understand and manage behavior challenges for children and teenagers. I also coordinate staff trainings that range from community programs and resources to special topics such as Trauma Informed Care and Narcan training. I love teaching and having the opportunity to bring inspiring and enlightening information to the community and staff. I truly believe information is power.

Get in Touch

253 Mansion Street, Poughkeepsie, 12601


Ext 1309

How Can I Join?

This program is open to the general public.

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