News about the Parent Information Program (PIP)

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The Parent Information Program, or ‘PIP’, is an information session for anyone involved in parenting children. PIP has been mandatory in the Supreme Court Family Division for many years, whenever an application was filed that dealt with parenting issues, like custody or access. As of October 1, 2014, PIP is also mandatory in the Family Courts across Nova Scotia.

Did you know that you don’t have to wait to start a court application to access this Program? If you are interested in attending PIP, you can register voluntarily by contacting your local court, and asking to speak with the PIP coordinator there.

During your PIP session, you will receive general information from trained volunteer facilitators about options for resolving disputes, the effects of parental conflict on children, and learn techniques for dealing with conflict without placing the children in the middle. The Parent Information Program is not about teaching you to be a parent, but to provide you with information that can help you and the child.

PIP is available in both English and French.

For more information, including handouts and videos used during PIP sessions, visit .ca/services/parent-information-program-pip.