The Education Program for Separated Parents began with new custody and divorce cases filed as of May 1, 2000. The four-hour educational seminar was initiated/coordinated by Judge Timothy Searer and Jennifer Mastrofski, Ph.D., a retired assistant professor in the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute. Classes are held monthly in the Annex Building across from the Mifflin County Courthouse at 101 West Third Street, Lewistown. The primary goals of the program are to educate parties as to the affects of divorce and separation upon the children and to provide guidance to parties in helping their children adjust to the consequences of separated parents. It also benefits persons related to or working with children of divorce including grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, extended families, remarried individuals, adult children of divorced parents, educators, mental health professionals and family service providers. There are over 500 comparable programs throughout the United States.
Click on the link below to view the brochure. Print, complete the registration form, and mail to Mastrofski Court and Educational Consulting at the address provided in the brochure. The form and fee must be received at least ten days before the selected program date.
2018 Education Program Brochure.pdf
Education Program Amended Order.pdf