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In The Best Interest Of The Children – Seminar For Parents – Evaluation Summary (Alapaha Judicial Circuit, Annual 2016)


SEMINAR FOR PARENTS – EVALUATION SUMMARY

Alapaha Judicial Circuit

Annual 2016 

PARTICIPANTS THIS PERIOD – 144

  1. The subject was presented in a well organized, effective way.
Agree: 140 (97%) Somewhat Agree: 4 (3%) Disagree: 0 (0%)
  1. The information I gained today will influence my attitude and behavior toward my children and ex-spouse. 
Agree: 138 (96%) Somewhat Agree: 6 (4%) Disagree: 0 (0%)
  1. The presenter was knowledgeable and informative. 
Agree: 141 (98%) Somewhat Agree: 2 (1%) Disagree: 1 (1%)
  1. The audiovisual material and handouts were used effectively.
Agree: 139 (96%) Somewhat Agree: 4 (3%) Disagree: 1 (1%)
  1. The length of the program was appropriate for the topic.
Agree: 137 (95%) Somewhat Agree: 6 (4%) Disagree: 1 (1%)
  1. I 130 (90%) did not, 11 (8%) somewhat present, 3 (2%) did present attending the seminar. 

**Percentages are based on the number of attendees who chose to respond and not on the number in attendance. 

Comments are transcribed exactly as they appear on the evaluations. Usage and spelling errors are noted with [sic].

January 9, 2016 – Lakeland (7) 

  • The class has useful info and if taken correctly the children will benefit from it.
  • I feel the class was very informative for parents, but would like to see something for older kids involved.
  • I love my wife/ex-wife and child.
  • Thank you for the class. It will help me to handle the situation better.

Three (3) attendees chose not to comment. 

February 6, 2016 – Lakeland (6) 

  • This class was very informative. I truly learned a lot and it will help me on my outlook on parenting and dealing with this divorce!
  • Presenter did an excellent job.
  • Great presentation!!
  • Very good class!

Two (2) attendees chose not to comment. 

March 5, 2016 – Lakeland (16) 

  • The presenter did a good job.
  • Very helpful
  • The class was very informative for co-parenting, but many people such as myself deal with an absent parent that just is not there. It would be very helpful if the class included information on that.
  • Really enjoyed it. 
  • Very helpful info. Thanks for everything! 
  • Great program. 

Ten (10) attendees chose not to comment.

April 2, 2016 – Lakeland (15)

  • Was well on the point. 
  • The presenter did a great job and it was helpful that she was able to really relate to us. 
  • Provided an uplift to everything that is going on between myself and the mother of the child. 
  • Thank you!! 
  • My soon to be ex and I get along great. There needs to be that type of class offered. 
  • N/A 
  • Susan was very well spoken. 
  • Great presentation. 

Seven (7) attendees chose not to comment. 

May 7, 2016 – Lakeland (15)

  • Offer more classes in the other counties serviced by the Alapaha Circuit. 

Fourteen (14) attendees chose not to comment. 

June 4, 2016 – Lakeland (11) 

  • Lots of great information and new ways of thinking as well as some new tools to use during difficult conversations.
  • Outstanding job. Thank you. 

Nine (9) attendees chose not to comment. 

July 9, 2016 – Lakeland (11) 

  • Situations presented has made me aware of the don’ts that I’ve done. So thankful for this class and can slowly adjust to being divorced and how to treat the situation along with making the situation better for me, my children and my ex-husband. 
  • All good 
  • Makes me not want to get a divorce. Wish I sought counseling for marital & children first. 
  • More ways on how to tell young kids about divorce. 

Seven (7) attendees chose not to comment. 

August 6, 2016 – Lakeland (6) 

  • Although our child is young this class helped prepare me for things to come and ways to handle the problems. 
  • I have taken this twice and shouldn’t have had to retake it. 
  • Instructor did [sic] a very great job with the class. 
  • Information was presented in a great manner, but it was info that I have already applied to our situation. Great for others having issues. 

Two (2) attendees chose not to comment. 

September 10, 2016 – Lakeland (11) 

  • The class was very informing! 
  • Taught very well, kept attention. Used very good examples that were relatable. 
  • Great job! 

Eight (8) attendees chose not to comment. 

October 1, 2016 – Lakeland (13)

  • None 
  • N/A 

Eleven (11) attendees chose not to comment. 

November 5, 2016 – Lakeland (17) 

  • Very good information and presentation. More parents need to be involved with this seminar [sic] not just those going through difficult separations or divorce. 
  • This class made me realize that my child will always come first no matter what. 
  • N/A
  • This class actually helped me a lot. Thank you! 
  • I really enjoyed myself. It gave me a lot too [sic] look forward to in the future. 

Twelve (12) attendees chose not to comment. 

December 3, 2016 – Lakeland (16) 

  • Need before having children and getting married 
  • Include helpful ways to communicate better with the former spouse. Also, include if the children are infants. 
  • Distance and how that affects the children’s [sic] mindset and personal attitude. 
  • I feel that this was a very effective class. However, I believe it would be beneficial to include videos of children that have had positive experiences through the divorce. To me, that would be encouraging. 
  • Glad I’m done with it. 
  • Worth the time. 
  • It was an emotional, but very informative class. Thank you! 

Nine (9) attendees chose not to comment.

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