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


SEMINAR FOR PARENTS – EVALUATION SUMMARY

Southern Judicial Circuit

Annual 2016 

PARTICIPANTS THIS PERIOD – 730

  1. The subject was presented in a well organized, effective way.
Agree: 704 (98%) Somewhat Agree: 12 (2%) Disagree: 0 (0%)
  1. The information I gained today will influence my attitude and behavior toward my children and ex-spouse.
Agree: 684 (95%) Somewhat Agree: 29 (4%) Disagree: 3 (1%)
  1. The presenter was knowledgeable and informative.
Agree: 711 (99%) Somewhat Agree: 5 (1%) Disagree: 0 (0%)
  1. The audiovisual material and handouts were used effectively.
Agree: 683 (95%) Somewhat Agree: 31 (4%) Disagree: 2 (1%)
  1. The length of the program was appropriate for the topic.
Agree: 669 (93%) Somewhat Agree: 43 (6%) Disagree: 4 (1%)
  1. I 668 (93%) did not, 39 (5%) somewhat present, 9 (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 5, 2016 – Thomasville (15)

  • Very good program!
  • This was very helpful. The communication should be between the adults regarding adult things and the children should be encouraged that is was not their fault. Thanks.
  • Update media
  • I think the program would benefit from recommending places to offer help with divorce & communication.
  • Facts about “other parent” being incarcerated and how to deal with it would be nice.

Ten (10) attendees chose not to comment. 

January 9, 2016 – Valdosta (28) 

  • This basically reviewed many of the issues I went through as a teenager with divorcing parents. I couldn’t agree more with the information taught.
  • I really enjoyed attending this seminar. I will be suggesting this course to relatives and friends who struggle to understand why my ex and I work at maintaining a friendship.
  • Great class
  • I totally agree with everything this class teaches parents. I would love for my son to grow up knowing he is loved and none of this situation was his fault. I wanna [sic] be a great role model in his growing life. Thank you!
  • The class makes you take a step back & look at your attitude & how your attitude affects the kids.
  • Include a class for children.
  • Great material
  • Presenter was well-informed & interesting. Thank you!
  • Great class
  • Very helpful.
  • Great presentation!
  • Great points made! 

Sixteen (16) attendees chose not to comment. 

January 12, 2016 – Moultrie (16) 

  • I will definitely change my approach to situations. Use the “I” statement more and try to avoid confrontation in front of my kids.
  • I do believe the seminar should be longer for first time parents.
  • I learned a lot from this class. I know [sic] understand that I, as a mother, need to take so much focus off of my own issues & discover those of my children and take the tools I learned tonight and use them to better help them and guide them through this life changing experience for them and not just me. Thank you.
  • I learned a few good pointers. I feel as if my ex will just get madder if I’m too [sic] nice. She feeds off of fighting.
  • None
  • I hope every single parent understands how children are important for each other. Thanks.
  • Very spot on concerning how adults behave inappropriately.
  • I enjoyed it!

Eight (8) attendees chose not to comment. 

February 2, 2016 – Thomasville (9) 

  • Very informative and much needed. Thank you!
  • Thank you for providing a comfortable place to address a difficult topic.
  • This is a great program – we as parents have to think about our kids and this program helps to show ways of handling this tough time.
  • The speaker was very informative, she was not boring like most speakers.

Five (5) attendees chose not to comment.

February 6, 2016 – Valdosta (24) 

  • The presentation was great & very helpful. Thank you.
  • Good seminar. Well planned & timed. Thanks!
  • I gained valuable information from this session. I will use some of the methods & details that I learned.
  • Nothing
  • This was very good at first. I did not want to attend, but it was very beneficial [sic].
  • In the video, it seemed as if the mother was always “in the wrong.” It would’ve been nice to see both parents in that light. Overall good class though.
  • Do people really not know how to behave and treat their children? Wow.
  • I’m truly glad this class is mandatory. I understand that people are mainly here to get the divorce, but it might be better if both parents attend it together simply so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Very informative.
  • Awesome!
  • Very helpful information.
  • N/A
  • Gave great tips on how to deal with other parents. 

Eleven (11) attendees chose not to comment. 

February 9, 2016 – Moultrie (24) 

  • Class was worthwhile. Glad I attended.
  • Informative & helpful
  • Very informative. Great presentation!
  • Very good for parents.
  • Very good. Actually would be good even if we WERE NOT divorcing.

Nineteen (19) attendees chose not to comment. 

March 1, 2016 – Thomasville (12) 

  • I’m truly glad I was able to attend the class, I can see things I need to work on.
  • Great seminar and very informative.
  • Great class
  • Good presentation.
  • Was very well taught. Good information. Not boring always a plus.
  • You were great!
  • Thank you so much!
  • Some of the videos should be updated to the current time period.
  • Great speaker! 

Three (3) attendees chose not to comment. 

March 5, 2016 – Valdosta (42) 

  • The information helped me to understand a parenting conflict I am going through right now. I have a better confidence and knowledge of how to work towards a positive outcome.
  • It helped me with the knowledge to handle my kids better with this situation.
  • In the beginning, I resented coming to this class. I was resentful because my husband has not and might not attend and he needs this class also. But now I’m glad I came. I gained some helpful information. It was very good. Thanks.
  • N/A
  • I learned so much. Thank you!
  • How to address children when coming from a marriage that had physical, emotional and mental abuse and children were aware of the situation.
  • None
  • Thank you.
  • I have already taken this class less than 3 years ago. I do not feel that it should be required again in such a short amount of time.
  • Presenter was well informed and easy to follow. I learned ways to cope w/my child’s [sic] father going forward. Thank you!
  • The section about the ex-husband expecting the ex-wife to inform him about the soccer game seemed unbelievable. The ex-wife should have explained to him how he needed to be responsible and obtain adult information like the schedule from the coach. It should have included that in the video, not her apologizing [sic] for his lack of adulthood. Thanks!
  • Glad to see other parents
  • N/A
  • Our leader was outstanding & had lots of good information.
  • Please present more info on separation anxiety & things younger children & toddlers deal with.
  • N/A
  • Real good job!

Twenty-five (25) attendees chose not to comment. 

March 8, 2016 – Moultrie (24) 

  • Very helpful been doing this a lot and now know how to fix it. Thanks.
  • Thank you.
  • Good teacher and she was thorough with the material.
  • Glad I attended the class!
  • Thank you.
  • Very informative. I’m thankful this class exists.
  • You did a great job!
  • Good class
  • Very informative and great.

Fifteen (15) attendees chose not to comment. 

April 2, 2016 – Valdosta (32) 

  • I think it was good. Very relevant.
  • Great work! Thank you!
  • It helps [sic] me to understand my children feeling [sic] better.
  • I think it was very helpful in explaining the child’s feelings in the matter.
  • Susan was very knowledgable [sic]. This class was informative and well put together.
  • Great course, valuable information.
  • I think that the program was well put together.
  • Well presented. Facilitator stayed on task.
  • Very informative, learned how to deal better.
  • Great information. Great point at the end to hear children share their views of divorce.
  • Good info for handling situations that will arise in the future.
  • Thank you for the seminar.

Twenty (20) attendees chose not to comment. 

April 5, 2016 – Thomasville (16) 

  • Very useful material.
  • Give more examples on how to co-parent with smaller children and infants who do not know how to express their feelings well.
  • Update the videos.
  • None
  • Make class more accessible [sic] during the week.
  • Good seminar.
  • Very good class. Teacher was phenomenal. Very good information.

Nine (9) attendees chose not to comment. 

April 12, 2016 – Moultrie (27) 

  • The class was very informative. I could relate to the videos of the children giving their testimonies. I put my kids in their place. Thank you.
  • Speaker was excellent. I do not know her background, but she came across as caring, supportive and kind. The course was very helpful.
  • N/A
  • None
  • Very informative! Helpful!
  • Great information and presentation!!!
  • Thank you.
  • Excellent information & presented in a professional & knowledgeable way.
  • None

Eighteen (18) attendees chose not to comment. 

May 3, 2016 – Thomasville (19) 

  • The presenter was very knowledgable [sic] and enthusiastic about the class; presented information well.
  • Very informative
  • More help for grandparents understanding for the grandkids for answers.
  • Excellent class, very informative and presented in an amazing way.

Fifteen (15) attendees chose not to comment.

May 7, 2016 – Valdosta (31) 

  • Excellent job!!
  • I really liked this class thank you!
  • Very informative, gave me great tools to use from this point forward.
  • I am glad I came.

Twenty-seven (27) attendees chose not to comment. 

May 10, 2016 – Moultrie (20) 

  • Definitely a change of heart after attending. Thanks.
  • Very informative, great information. 

Eighteen (18) attendees chose not to comment. 

June 4, 2016 – Valdosta (27) 

  • Helped out a lot with problems that I have dealt with.
  • This class has taught me a lot about communicating with my ex-spouse.
  • Great seminar. It did make me think and realize some mistakes I have already made, but gave me the knowledge to work on myself. Thank you.
  • Ms. Susan did an outstanding presentation! I feel that our familywizard.com has been a wonderful website to help my situation – please share with others! Britt Lee
  • Presentation was nicely done. Enjoyed (Susan Bradley’s).
  • Thank you!
  • Very good class.
  • Very informative. Instructor knew her information well.
  • Thanks.
  • A lot of helpful information was presented in a very neat way.
  • Great job!
  • Wish I had taken this sooner. Thank you!
  • Class was very informative.

Fourteen (14) attendees chose not to comment. 

June 7, 2016 – Thomasville (12) 

  • Better seats uncomfortable.

Eleven (11) attendees chose not to comment. 

June 14, 2016 – Moultrie (13) 

  • Well organized.
  • N/A
  • Very well presented & useful information.

Ten (10) attendees chose not to comment.

July 5, 2016 – Thomasville (10) 

  • I no longer live in the state of Georgia; the case is in the state of Georgia (which is required by the state) and I’m happy I decided to attend. Very, very informative – amazing really. Thanks!
  • Loved the class, think all parents should attend.
  • I definitely feel there should be more discussion on life after domestic abuse as a victim with small children I could have listened to these tips all night. Thank you very much.
  • Wonderful job. I enjoyed it.

Six (6) attendees chose not to comment. 

July 9, 2016 – Valdosta (27) 

  • I can tell the instructor has genuine feelings and cares about us getting through this tough time. I am so grateful {sic].
  • N/A
  • I don’t think parents should have to attend it the child/children are infants. I think this class was ok but we should have a choice on whether or not we want to attend.
  • Absolutely recommend this seminar to ALL divorce parents!
  • Good.
  • Waste of time, what did I pay for & why? I was not given a receipt. Is this just another way for the state to make money, what’s the money for?
  • Great educational experience.
  • N/A
  • Thanks!

Eighteen (18) attendees chose not to comment. 

July 12, 2016 – Moultrie (12) 

  • I totally [sic] agree with all this information for mom & dad for my children.
  • Very informative and I think parents who are not going through some type of case would even benefit from a class like this.
  • I recommend [sic] this class to all parents.
  • This course has taught me so much. I will start thinking more about my child’s feelings in every way.
  • What Susan does is a blessing. May God bless her tremendously.
  • N/A
  • Great information.

Five (5) attendees chose not to comment. 

August 2, 2016 – Thomasville (20) 

  • This was a great outlook on life from the kids [sic] perspective. Thank you, Brian Sarver.
  • N/A
  • Thank you, this has given some wonderful incite.

Seventeen (17) attendees chose not to comment. 

August 6, 2016 – Valdosta (22) 

  • Clear presentation. Definitely made a few impactful points with me.
  • Lots of great information. Very helpful.
  • Useful.
  • Love it much needed info be blessed!
  • Good program for divorcing couples. All parents should take it! Thanks.
  • She was an excellent presenter and gave a lot of good information about the topic.
  • Cushions.
  • Susan was very knowledgable [sic] & interesting. Great job.
  • Very good class!
  • Great teacher.
  • Awesome seminar.
  • None
  • Great presentation!

Nine (9) attendees chose not to comment. 

August 9, 2016 – Moultrie (17) 

  • Excellent presentation! Well versed material. Best $30.00 I have spent!! Thank you!!
  • Ms. Susan did a wonderful job instructing this class.
  • Good idea.
  • None
  • Videos very dated
  • Thank you
  • Great class, very informative.

Ten (10) attendees chose not to comment. 

September 6, 2016 – Thomasville (17) 

  • I needed this class. I hope and pray that I want [sic] hurt my kids.
  • Pretty fair
  • Well done. Really good to see the kid’s perspective.
  • Well presented
  • Very helpful.

Twelve (12) attendees chose not to comment. 

September 10, 2016 – Valdosta (26) 

  • Everything was great I learned a lot.
  • Instead of showing videos of what not to do, maybe show more videos/examples of how people should handle the various situations.
  • Speaker/teacher was great at relating to all and making the class a personal experience. She was also great at validating all the emotions I’ve been experiencing. Thank you!
  • Very informative & helpful, especially the component that included the opinions of the children.
  • Great class. Hopefully, if one named Dennis Brady attended one he will learn money can’t buy your kid.
  • Kids view of parents was well worth the time.
  • N/A
  • Teacher was great!

Eighteen (18) attendees chose not to comment.

September 13, 2016 – Moultrie (23) 

  • Very helpful as to how to communicate with kids and co-parenting.
  • I loved it. The information was amazing!
  • She did a wonderful job!
  • The program was informative and should be useful to divorcing parents.
  • Very good presenter [sic]!
  • N/A
  • She was really well versed and very informative. Very good!
  • I enjoyed it.
  • Great & I got a lot from it.
  • N/A
  • Teacher was excellent. 

Twelve (12) attendees chose not to comment. 

October 1, 2016 – Valdosta (15) 

  • This help [sic] me to have a better understanding of what my children are experiencing and how to help them.
  • Very informative.
  • Thank you very helpful.
  • N/A
  • Glad to have taken.
  • $30 is hard to spend at a hard time.
  • Great presentation & presenter. Very knowledgeable & the information was helpful & easy to understand.
  • None

Seven (7) attendees chose not to comment.

October 4, 2016 – Thomasville (19) 

  • Good job! Frank Snipes
  • Good seminar

Seventeen (17) attendees chose not to comment. 

October 11, 2016 – Moultrie (20) 

  • Good program. Answered some questions I had. Gave me some better ideas on how to deal with ex. Good perspective through the children’s eyes.
  • Class should be for all parents.
  • N/A
  • Great class. Very informative.
  • Thanks!
  • I really felt like this class was helpful.

Fourteen (14) attendees chose not to comment. 

November 1, 2016 – Thomasville (12) 

  • Gave me a lot of insight on different areas and I enjoyed attending it.
  • Great information provided.
  • Good program.
  • None
  • Thanks.
  • Good class. 
  • Thank you.

Five (5) attendees chose not to comment. 

November 5, 2016 – Valdosta (20) 

  • Everything was great and very helpful. It makes me look at things in a different way.
  • I think the class was very informative and opened my eyes to a few things I was doing wrong.
  • Very informative, very helpful, great presentation of material.
  • $30 is a little too much.
  • Learned a little more knowledge on when, where, and why and what to do in this moment in time and future.
  • Updated videos; more open-forum discussion.
  • Very good public speaker.
  • More information on how to deal with a “hostile” partner who doesn’t try to participate based on the class.
  • N/A

Eleven (11) attendees chose not to comment. 

November 8, 2016 – Moultrie (18) 

  • Great information & wonderful presenter! Thank you for your help.
  • I believe this class should be required earlier in the process.
  • I really enjoyed the seminar and found the information to be helpful. I am a licensed social worker and found the material to be beneficial in my work and personal life. Thanks!!

Fifteen (15) attendees chose not to comment.

December 3, 2016 – Valdosta (23) 

  • Very informal. Really makes you open your eyes to things.
  • No comments.
  • Thank you!
  • Great course.
  • A lot of info wasn’t relatable because I’m not going through a divorce.

Eighteen (18) attendees chose not to comment. 

December 6, 2016 – Thomasville (23) 

  • The class was very informative and much needed.
  • This really opened my eyes to my child’s needs.
  • Could be shorter.
  • Good class to help people deal with upcoming situations.
  • None
  • I wish I could have taken this class back in 2010 when me and my soon to be ex-husband separated [sic]! Great class!

Seventeen (17) attendees chose not to comment. 

December 13, 2016 – Moultrie (15) 

  • Very helpful!
  • None
  • Maybe involving older children in the seminar.
  • None

Eleven (11) attendees chose not to comment.

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