Family Employee Resource Group: Together We Can | Co-Parenting

Date: Tue, 10/11/2022 | Time: 12-1pm | Location: Virtual – Zoom

Event Description

Parenting is a team effort. The adults in a child’s life need to consider their children’s needs as they parent together. Build upon your knowledge and skills to promote healthy family and parenting relationships. This workshop is for all parents (married, divorced, single, step, etc.)

The Family Employee Resource Group (ERG) is a place for Spartans to connect on family-related topics with the goal of connecting, building community and sharing best practices regarding raising or caregiving for children and caregivers.

The Family ERG meets on the second  Tuesday from 12-1pm each month during the academic year in the form of educational Zoom webinars, interactive “Ask the Expert” format meetings, as well as in-person family friendly programs and events (which are held on Saturdays). For questions, contact Rachel Perez at

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the definition of family and co-parenting 
  • Understand the importance to your child of a healthy co-parenting relationship 
  • Learn steps for successful co-parenting 
  • Learn positive communication tools 
  • Set healthy relationship goals

About the Speaker: Courtney Aldrich, Program Instructor with the MSU Extension Child and Family Development

Headshot image of Courtney Aldrich

As a Program Instructor with the MSU Extension Child and Family Development team, Courtney teaches parents and caregivers about child development, learning, and strategies for caregiving practices.  She provides virtual and in-person programming at schools, conferences, libraries, and training venues with community partners throughout Michigan.  A former early childhood professional, Courtney earned her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Eastern Michigan University.